Edmund John Niemann, Snr. Paintings

Edmund John Niemann was a British landscape painter active during the 19th century. Born on April 15, 1813, in Islington, London, he was initially a businessman before pursuing his passion for art. Niemann was largely self-taught, although he may have received some instruction from the landscape painter William Shayer. He started his career as an artist around 1839, after he moved to High Wycombe and began seriously studying and creating art.

Niemann's work is characterized by its detailed and picturesque depiction of the English and Welsh countryside. He often painted riverscapes and scenes involving bodies of water. He was influenced by the Romantic movement and the works of artists like Claude Lorrain and J.M.W. Turner, whose styles are reflected in Niemann's attention to light and atmospheric effects.

He exhibited his works regularly at the British Institution from 1844 and at the Royal Academy from 1846. Throughout his career, Niemann's paintings were well received, and he developed a reputation for his evocative landscapes. In addition to his exhibitions, he also sold works directly to patrons. He lived and worked in different parts of England, including Westmorland and the Lake District, which provided him with ample inspiration for his artwork.

Niemann's sons, Edmund Niemann Junior and Harry B. Niemann, also became artists. They continued the family tradition, often painting in a style similar to their father's.

Edmund John Niemann Senior passed away on October 15, 1876, in Brixton Hill, London. His works continue to be appreciated for their contribution to British landscape painting, and they can be found in various art collections across the United Kingdom.