Biography: Augustus Kollner, born in Wurttemberg, Germany, was a distinguished 19th-century Philadelphia artist, etcher, engraver, and lithographer who began his career in Germany, working as an engraver of book illustrations and animal portraiture in Stutgart. He was working in Paris during the 1830s before immigrating to the United States in 1839. He settled in Philadelphia in 1840, establishing a studio as a portrait painter. When portrait painting was not successful, he began work as a lithographer.
His views of American landmarks, including Philadelphia, began to be published for the seminal series "View of American Cities" issued 1848-1851 by Goupil, Vibert & Co.
After 1851, Kollner established his own firm producing labels, advertisements, maps, and city and landscape views.
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