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MOMBERGER, William, artist, born in Frank-fort-on-Main, Germany, 7 June, 1829. He was the son of a merchant and received a liberal education, being graduated at the Frankfort gymnasium in 1845. He was subsequently apprenticed to learn chromo-lithography, an(1 in 1847 received the first prize from the senate of Frankfort for an original composition on stone. He also studied drawing and painting under Professor Jacob Becker, of the Dusseldorf school, and was taught modelling and anatomy by Van Der Launitz and Professor Zwerger, of Frankfort. In 1848 Momberger was compelled to leave Germany on account of his participation in the revolutionary movements of that year, and came to the United States. Here he again turned his attention to chromo-lithography. Later he devoted much time to the illustration of newspapers and books, and also to making sketches and drawing vignettes for bank-notes. He assisted in illustrating works in the civil war, made all the drawings for Duyckinck's '" Cyclopaedia of American Literature," and the majority of those con-tallied in the " Gallery of American Landscape Artists." }te built a studio at Morl'isania, New York, where he has painted several landscapes, among them "Sugar-Loaf Mountain, near Winona, Wisconsin," "A Recitation on Indian Rock, in the Catskills," "Through the Woods," " H arrest Moon," and "Island on the Susquehanna River." He was a founder of the Gotham art students' club.
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