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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Steinheil, Louis Charles August

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STEINHEIL, Louis Charles August, Alsatian painter: b. Strassburg, 26 June 1814; d. Paris, 17 May 1885. He studied with Decaisne and painted in nearly every medium, but gave especial attention to glass painting and church decoration. In 1876 he was commissioned to execute frescoes in the cathedral of Strassburg. Among his works are ‘Saint Philomela’ (1841); ‘Mother’ (1847), Nantes Museum.