Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Moeller, Louis Charles

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MOELLER, Louis Charles, artist, b. in New York city, 5 Aug., 1856. He is the son of a decorative painter. After serving a three years' apprenticeship with his father, he began to study painting, and subsequently visited Munich for that purpose. To the influence of Feodor Dietz, who was one of his masters there, Moeller attributes his best work. Slender resources compelled his return to his home, where he again devoted himself to decorative painting until he was enabled to send his first picture, “A Girl in a Snow-Storm,” to the National academy of design. His second work, “Puzzled,” gained him the Hallgarten prize, and an election as associate of that institution in 1884. Moeller is a pleasing genre painter. Among his other pictures are “Morning News,” “Stubborn,” “Bluffing,” “A Doubtful Investment,” and “A Siesta.”