|Birthname||Joseph Adam Andrew John Imhof|
|born on||8 October 1871 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )|
|Place||New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0|
|Timezone||LMT m74w0 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||15°23' 11°55 Asc. 08°13'|
Though he made his name painting portraits of the Southwest's native peoples, Joseph Imhoff was born and raised in New York. After teaching himself lithography, he was hired by Currier & Ives. He saved up enough money from his job to buy a bookstore, which he later sold to pursue an art education in Europe. He studied in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp and Munich.
A chance meeting with Buffalo Bill Cody in Antwerp changed the focus of his artistic career. He returned to New York and quickly began to record the portraits of Iroquois people in New York and Canada. In 1929, Imhoff and his wife, Sarah, relocated permanently to Taos, New Mexico. There, he made models live in his home for some time before he could paint them. He felt that he needed to know them at a deeper level.
He died in June 1955.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Joseph Imhof: Artist of the Pueblos" by Nancy Hopkins Reily (1998), p. 34:
"BEGINNING IN BROOKLYN On Sunday, October 8, 1871, less than a mile from the Commandant's house in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the East River, Magdalena Imhof gave birth to Joseph Adam Andrew John Imhof, her second son, and sixth of seven children. John Joseph and Magdalena Imhof, the parents, ... At the very hour of Joseph's birth at ten o'clock that night, halfway across the continent in Chicago. . ."
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter)