George Emerick Essig

George Emerick Essig (September 2, 1838 – December 15, 1923) was an American painter, watercolorist, and etcher from Philadelphia. He specialized in marine scenes, particularly of the New Jersey coast.

George Emerick Essig was born in Philadelphia in 1838, the son of Christian and Mathilde Esig. He was a enthusiast of the Gray Reserves. His brother, Charles J. Essig, founded the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.

George Emerick Essig died in Ventnor City, New Jersey upon December 15, 1923, and was interred in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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