Römer family was one of the most famous in the 19th century. artists.  Edward John Römer is the first serious painter in the family. While studying at Vilnius Gymnasium, he studied drawing at artists M. Podolinskis and J. Rustemas.

Belonged to the Uprising Committee of 1830-1831. 1833 he was arrested and sentenced to exile to death; amnestied by the wife’s relatives. In 1838 he was arrested again and sentenced to death, later the sentence was commuted to exile until the end of his life (lived in Vologda). Due to the care of sister Anne, in 1852 he was allowed to return to Lithuania.

Edvardas Jonas Römer created small-format portraits, landscapes, genre compositions and architectural plans in watercolor. The works can be found  the Lithuanian Art Museum, the Lithuanian National Museum, the National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, the Vrublevskiai Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, the Warsaw National Museum, and the Warsaw National Library.

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