Contents of a Fine Cincinnati Home
Day 1, March 6 (2004)

Paintings and Art By Cincinnati Artists

Dixie Selden, 1871-1936, listed, European village and canal with people, 1920, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", signed and dated

Selden is considered one of the premier Cincinnati Impressionists. She was one of Frank Duveneck's favorite students, and she painted his portrait at his request shortly before he died. She also studied internationally, including with William Merritt Chase.

Elizabeth Nourse, 1859-1938, listed, Le Port a Loguivy, Brittany, watercolor, 18" x 24", signed

Two old French exposition labels on reverse, including the artist's address at 80 rue d'Assas, Paris. Nourse was very successful in the Paris Salon, acclaimed by both her fellow artists and the public for her technical skill and unique personal vision. The National Musuem of American Art exhibited a retrospective of her career in 1983.

John Hauser Jr, 1859-1918, listed, Chief Iron Tail, Sioux, 1903, oil on canvas, 17" x 12", signed

Hauser is well known as a painter of Native Americans. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Munich Academy. In 1901, he was formally adopted into the Sioux tribe and given the name Straight White Shield. The model for the Indian head nickel was a composite of Chief Iron Tail and Chief John Big Tree, Iroquois.

Caroline A. Lord,1860-1927, listed, Portrait of a woman, 1924, oil on canvas, 30" x 24", signed

A student of Thomas Noble and Lewis Lutz and the Cincinnati Art Academy, Caroline Lord also studied in New York and Paris. While in Paris, she worked with Elizabeth Nourse and exhibited at the Salon. She later taught at the Art Academy for over 25 years.

Charles Alfred Meurer, 1865-1955, listed, Civil War still life with uniform, tobacco pipe, and flask reading Battle of Shiloh, oil on canvas, 18" x 30", unsigned

Meurer is best known for his still life paintings, and is considered the last link to the heyday of the trompe l'oeil style. He later broadened his subject matter to landscapes, in part due to harassment from the government for unlawfully reproducing money in his still lifes. He was good friends with Frank Duveneck, and also studied under Thomas Noble and L.H. Meakin.

John Hauser Jr, 1859-1918, listed, Lord Baltimore Indian Scout, 1880, oil on canvas, 20" x 16", signed J. Hauser 1880, signed and dated verso By John Hauser Jr. May 1880

Lord Baltimore is a well-known figure in Western lore.

John Rettig, 1860-1932, listed, Still life with oriental motif, oil on canvas, 20" x 24", signed

Well-known painter and Rookwood artist John Rettig studied under Frank Duveneck and Edward Potthast.

Elizabeth Heil Alke, 1877-1938, listed, Still life of flowers, oil on canvas, 30" x 36", signed

Elizabeth Alke is a widely exhibited artist. She studied under Thomas Noble and Caroline Lord, and was the first woman to win the Ingalls Scholarship at the Cincinnati Art Academy. She was married to artist Stephen Alke.

John Charles Arter, 1860-1923, listed, Still life with pansies and basket, oil on canvas, 1882, 17" x 22", signed J.C. Arter Paris 1882

Also referenced as Charles John Arter, this artist studied in Cincinnati and Paris, and had studios in Venice, London and New York. Pope Pius X and the King and Queen of Italy were among his many famous portrait sitters.

John Rettig, 1860-1932, listed, Cincinnatians in Volendam, 1929, pen and ink drawing on artist's personal stationary, 7" x 6", with personal note and signed Cordially John Rettig

Rettig spent much of the last 30 years of his life in Volendam, Holland.

Martin George Dumler, 1868-1934, listed, Still life with flowers in vase, 1931, oil on canvas, 20" x 16", signed

Dumler was a student of Edward Potthast and Martin Rettig.

Paul Ashbrook, 1867-1949, listed, Snowscape with stream, watercolor, 4.5" x 3.5", initialed P.A., signed Merry Christmas from Paul Ashbrook

Ashbrook studied under Frank Duveneck and William Merritt Chase, and was an instructor at the Cincinnati Art Academy.

Henry Farny, 1847-1916, listed, Game Ahead, 1905, print, 9" x 6"

This French born artist studied and spent most of his life in Cincinnati. After his first trip West in 1881, he became well-known for his Indian paintings.

Sadie O. Shwartz Myers, 20th Century, listed, Study of nude female, oil on canvas, 35" x 25", signed

Myers studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Arts Students League of New York. She was a member of the Cincinnati Women's Art Club, Cincinnati Art Museum Association, and the Crafters Guild. Myers is listed in Davenport's and in the 1917 American Art Directory as a painter of miniatures.

Martin Rettig, 1869-1956, listed, Floral still life, oil on board, 16" x 12", unsigned, tag reads Martin Rettig

Student of Frank Duveneck and brother of John Rettig, Martin had a long career as a painter and decorator for Rookwood Pottery.

Signed Etchings From the Library Walls: E.T. Hurley: Skyline of Cincinnati 1880s, 7" x 10".. Paul Ashbrook: Christmas Greeting, 10" x 8"; Christmas Wishes, 9" x 6"; Towne Crier, 5" x 3"; Old man with cane and hat, 9" x 7"; Old man with beard, 9" x 7"; Mexican with sombrero, 9" x 7"; Begging man with hat, 9" x 7"; Mexican man with donkey, 9" x 7"; Fisherman with net, 9" x 7"; Man playing cello, 10" x 8"..

Eric Franke, Hudson River style landscape, 1983, oil on panel, 22" x 28", signed