Edward Gustav Eisenlohr is known as a lithographer, writer and lecturer, but most importantly, as a painter of subjects and scenes in Texas, and Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1872 and moved with his family to Oak Cliff, Texas in 1874. At the age of 14, he and his family moved to Europe where he studied in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden, and Zurich, Switzerland. Approximately two years later, Eisenlohr returned to Dallas, Texas to work in a bank. During this time he studied under Frank Reaugh and Robert Jenkins Onderdonk, and he also spent time in Woodstock, New York as a student of Birge Harrison.
Eisenlohr left the bank in 1907 to devote himself to paint full time and attended summer school at the Art Students League of New York and returned to Europe to study with Gustave Schonleber in Germany followed by studies at the Granducal Academy Fine Arts. Eisenlohr toured and painted in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Upon returning to Dallas, Texas, Eisenlohr established himself as a painter, and he also lectured on art topics.
He died in Dallas, Texas.
Memberships for Eisenlohr include American Artists Professional League; American Federation of Arts; Art Association of New Orleans; Dallas Art Association; Dallas Artists League; Dallas Artists Union; New York Watercolor Club; Salmagundi Club, New York; Southern States Art League and the Texas Fine Arts Association. Exhibitions include Annual Exhibition of the State Fair of Texas, Dallas; Cincinnati Art Museum; Annual Texas Artists Exhibition, Fort Worth; Art Institute of Chicago; Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco; Annual Exhibition of Texas Artists, Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design; Southern States Art League Annual Exhibition; Texas Artists Exhibition, San Antonio Art League; Annual Allied Arts Exhibition, Dallas; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas; National Exhibition of American Art, Rockefeller Center, New York and International Exhibition, Paris; Venice Biennale, Italy.