PAUL SEIFERT (1840-1921)
was born into an affluent family in Dresden, Germany and immigrated to America in 1867. He married and settled in Gotham, Wisconsin where he earned a living by raising fruits, flowers and vegetables. His first paintings were done in his home, but he later established a shop where he worked on a variety of projects, including taxidermy. His farm scenes are painted in watercolors and the designs are typically rendered with broad areas of color and meticulously drawn details describing late nineteenth century Wisconsin. Seifert worked from the late 1870s until about 1915. He died in Wisconsin on August 8, 1921.