Otto Henry Bacher (American 1856-1909)
Otto Henry Bacher studied in Cleveland, then at the Cincinnati Fine Arts Academy, where he met Frank Duveneck. He joined Duveneck in Munich in the late 1870s and traveled with him to Florence and Venice during the early 1880s. While in Venice, Bacher met Whistler, and they produced etchings together. Bacher became a close associate of the artist, visiting him throughout the late 1880s. In 1909, Bacher wrote a popular book about his experiences with the famous artist entitled With Whistler in Venice.
Although he was best known during his lifetime for his etchings, illustrations, and writing, Bacher was also an extraordinary painter.