Landscape painter, muralist, etcher and fine arts appraiser Carl Wuermer was born in Munich, Germany in 1900. At the age of fifteen he immigrated to Chicago, Illinois and soon became an American citizen. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1920 to 1924 with figure and portrait painter Wellington Jarard Reynolds, after which he went to New York City to study at the Art Students League. Wuermer settled in Woodstock, where he lived for much of his life, inspired by the rural charm of upstate New York. He developed a technique similar to French pointillism and became known for his serene, realistic landscapes. May of 1933 found Wuermer in residence at Yaddo, the Saratoga Springs, New York writers’ and artists’ retreat. He was a member of the Grand Central Art Gallery; Allied Artists of America; the Hudson Valley Artists Association; and the Woodstock Artists Association. Wuermer was also an established fine arts appraiser who appraised many distinguished collections including the Frick Collection in New York; the High Museum of Art Collection, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation Collection in Wilmington, Delaware. His artwork was exhibited frequently, including numerous solo exhibitions at, among others: the Art Institute of Chicago; the Carnegie Institute; the Detroit Institute of Art; the National Academy of Design; the Springfield Art League; and the New York State College for Teachers. His paintings were awarded many prizes. Wuermer’s works are held among the collections of: Amherst College, Massachusetts; the Encycopedia Britannica Collection of American Art; the High Museum of Art; the IBM Corporation Art Collection, Endicott, New York; the Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; the Royal Globe Insurance Company, London, England; the Syracuse University Art Collection, New York; and the Witt Library, Cortauld Institute of Art, London. He spent the last few years of his life in California and died in 1981.