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A Biographical Sketch of Carl Brenner
from
The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Kentucky of the Dead and
Living Men of the Nineteenth Century.  Cincinnati, OH. - 1878

"Carl C. Brenner, Landscape Painter, was born August 1, 1838, at Lauterecken, on the Rhine, in Bavaria, where his father Frederick Brenner, lived, a glazier by trade. He attended the public schools of his native village, from his sixth to his fourteenth year; was considered one of the brightest of his class, and showed such decided talent in drawing that his teacher made application to King Ludwig I for his admission to the Academy of Fine Arts, at Munich.  The king was ever ready to assist artistic talent, and readily granted the permission; but here he met with opposition from his father, who, as himself and two other sons were glaziers, desired that Carl also should follow the trade, and refused to allow him to prosecute his art studies.  He therefore worked with his father until 1853, when the family emigrated to America, arriving at New Orleans in the Winter of that year, and went to Louisville, Kentucky.  Here his talent was discovered by Mr. George P. Doorn, proprietor of the "Anzeiger," who noticed some of his excellent pencil sketches of Mississippi scenery, and at once advised him to become a landscape painter.  He therefore made use of his earnings as glazier, and also house and sign painter, to pursue studies for that purpose, and his work since attests the genius that enables him so faithfully to portray nature.  Even when employed on sign painting, his artistic workmanship drew much admiration, and many beautiful samples were on exhibition at the Louisville Exposition, and the International, at Vienna.  His landscapes have always met with ready sale, and are found in many of the prominent art-galleries of the United States.  In social life he is very popular and occupies a high place in the esteem of his countrymen.  He was married, in his twenty-sixth year, to Miss Anna Glass, the accomplished daughter of an eminent musician of Louisville."
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Carl Brenner Sketching on the Kentucky River

Photo courtesy of  Gordon Moffett

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Anna Glass Brenner
Wife of Carl Brenner
Henry Hesse's Mother-in-law

Photo courtesy of  Bill Hesse
and Mary Jo Hesse Byrne 

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More Anna Brenner Pictures Below


 
 
 
 


Anna Glass Brenner, Photo by her son-in-law Henry Hesse
Photo courtesy of  Bill Hesse and Mary Jo Hesse Byrne

More Anna Brenner Pictures Below

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Photo of Anna Brenner
taken by Joseph Proctor Hesse, Sr.

marked "Grandma" on back

Photo courtesy of 
Bill Hesse and
Mary Jo Hesse Byrne 

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More Anna Brenner Pictures Below


 
 

Anna Glass Brenner
with her son
Proctor Knott Brenner

Photo by Henry Hesse
See advertisement on back
 

Photo courtesy of  Bill Hesse
and Mary Jo Hesse Byrne 

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NELL BRENNER
DAUGHTER OF CARL AND ANNA BRENNER,
WIFE OF HENRY HESSE

Photo courtesy of  Bill Hesse
and Mary Jo Hesse Byrne 

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NELL BRENNER AND
HENRY HESSE

Photo courtesy of  Bill Hesse
and Mary Jo Hesse Byrne 

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HENRY HESSE AND
 PROCTOR KNOTT BRENNER 
 ( FATHER HENRY) 
  at St. Meinrad Abbey in Indiana 
 
 

   Photo courtesy of  Bill Hesse
and Mary Jo Hesse Byrne 

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HENRY AND NELLIE HESSE
WITH GRANDSONS HENRY AND JOSEPH (RUDY AND JUNIE)

 Photo from Marie Hesse's Album 

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