Alfred Hermann Schroff (1863-1939)

Alfred Hermann Schroff was a painter, craftsperson, etcher, and teacher whose last known address was Carmel, CA. He studied with De Camp, Major, Chominski, and at the Cowles Art School. He moved from Boston to Eugene, OR in 1915 to become an art professor at the University of Oregon. He became the head of the department in the early 1920s. Although one of Oregon’s most highly respected landscape painters, his works are not all that common, since he had a nervous breakdown in the late 1920s.

He was a member of the Boston Art Club, the Boston Architects Club, the Laguna Beach Artists Association, the Pacific Artists Association, the Oakland Artists League, the Society of Oregon Artists, the Carmel Artists Club, and the Copley Society.

He exhibited at the Columbian Expo in Chicago in 1893 (medal), in Seattle, WA in 1923 (prize), in Springville, UT in 1923 (prize), at the Diploma Beaux Arts, Fountainebleau in 1924, and at the World’s Columbian, Kingston, Jamaica (medal).

Mark Humpal
Who Was Who in American Art