Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Koehler, Sylvester Rosa

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KOEHLER, Sylvester Rosa, author, b. in Leipsic, Germany, 11 Feb., 1837. His grandfather was a musician and composer of note, and his father an artist. Mr. Koehler came to this country in 1849, after he had received the rudiments of a classical education. His present home is in Roxbury, Mass. He edited the “American Art Review” while it existed, and has contributed largely on art to periodicals in this country and Europe. He has published translations of Von Betzold's “Theory of Color,” edited by Prof. Edward C. Pickering (Boston, 1876), and Lalanne's “Treatise on Etching,” with notes (1880), and is the author of “Art Education and Art Patronage in the United States” (1882), and “Etching, an Outline of its Technical Processes and its History, with Some Remarks on Collections and Collecting” (New York, 1885). Mr. Koehler wrote the text for “Original Etchings by American Artists” (1883) for “Twenty Original American Etchings” (1884) and for “American Art” (in press, 1887). He also edited the “United States Art Directory and Year Book” for 1882 and 1884, and is now (1887) engaged on a history of color-painting.