Public Figure Profiles

Christian Schussele

Christian Schussele was an American artist and teacher, and is credited with designing the American Medal of Honor. He studied under Adolphe Yvon and Paul Delaroche 1842–1848 and then came to the United States. Here, for some time, he worked at chromolithography which he had also pursued in France. Later he devoted himself almost entirely to painting.

His Men of Progress (1857) featured a group portrait of nineteen American inventors and innovators. While all those portrayed were still alive, they had never met as a group but were composed from existing individual portraits. It is now housed in Cooper Union, New York City;

Other well-known works include Clear the Track (1851); Franklin before the Lords in Council (1856); Zeisberger preaching to the Indians (1859); The Iron-Worker and King Solomon (1860); Washington at Valley Forge (1862); McClellan at Antietam (1863); and Home on Furlough (1864).

About 1863, he was attacked by palsy in the right hand. In 1865, he went abroad and underwent severe treatment with no apparent benefit. On his return, in 1868, he was elected to fill the chair, then founded, of drawing and painting in the Pennsylvania Academy, which he held until his death. During this period he produced Queen Esther denouncing Haman, owned by the Academy (1869), and The Alsatian Fair (1870). Most of the paintings that have been named became widely known through large prints by John Sartain and other engravers.

Painter Thomas Eakins covered Schussele's classes when he was too ill to teach. Eakins succeeded Schussele as instructor of painting and drawing at the Academy.

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Some of their strengths

Christian Schussele has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intense, Passionate, Organized, Achievement-oriented, Confident, and Charismatic.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Christian Schussele is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Christian Schussele well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Christian Schussele as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Christian Schussele is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Christian Schussele tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Christian Schussele's challenges

While Christian Schussele has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Christian Schussele can be Callous, Selfish, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Complicated, Brusque, and Suspicious.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Christian Schussele's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Callous and Selfish

Christian Schussele is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Christian Schussele also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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