Charles Christian Nahl

Carl Christian Heinrich Nahl (October 18, 1818 – March 1, 1878), later known as Charles Nahl (sometimes he is recorded as Karl Nahl, Charles Christian Nahl or Charles C. Nahl), was a German-born painter who lived in the United States for the last half of his life. He lived most of those 30 years in California and is considered the state's first significant artist.

Leaving embassy unrest in Hesse and France, Nahl immigrated to New York City in 1848 in imitation of family and friends. He moved to California the taking into consideration year, at first hoping for luck in the gold rush. He and his family contracted in what became allocation of the United States, living in Sacramento until 1852 and then in San Francisco.

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