Jacob Eichholtz (1776–1842) was an to the front American painter, known primarily for his portraits in the Romantic Victorian tradition. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in a family of prosperous Pennsylvania Germans, he spent most of his professional enthusiasm in Philadelphia. A coppersmith by trade, he turned to painting and achieved both appreciation and expertise despite innate mainly self-taught as an artist. He is known to have painted higher than 800 portraits higher than the course of 35 years. Hundreds of his works are housed in art museums, historical societies, and private collections throughout the United States.