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Peter Bernhard Wilhelm Heine

1827-1885 Germany/America


Brief Biography-Peter Bernhard Wilhelm Heine was born in Dresden in 1827. He studied at the Dresden Royal Academy of Art. After a three-year stay in Paris, Heine returned to Dresden in 1849 and was involved in the May Uprising but had to leave for America when it failed. He became a successful artist in New York. However, he got involved in politics while on an expedition to Central America. He engaged in missions to Germany and Japan as a diplomat and an official artist. He was active in the Civil War in America as a Brevet Brigadier General before returning to Dresden for his last years. Heine’s paintings are of various locations in America, Europe, and Asia.


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Macao From
Penha Hill

Macao From Penha Hill

Hakodate from
Snow Peak

Hakodate from Snow Peak

Jesuit Convent

Jesuit Convent Macao

Napha from
Bamboo Village

Napha from Bamboo Village

Old China Street
in Canton

Old China Street in Canton

Pagoda at

Pagoda at Whampoa

Shimoda seen from the Grave Yard

Shimoda as seen from the American Grave Yard

Bustle in the
port of Naples

Bustle in the port of Naples


Lew Chew