Spring Select Auction 2007

Cincinnati Paintings and Art

317. Paul Chidlaw, Cincinnati, 1900-1989, At the Wailing Wall, oil on canvas, 30" x 36", signed. A deassession from Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 1987. 5,000-7,000

A Cincinnati native who studied and later taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 1927, he studied at the L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He spent the next few years traveling and painting in Europe, following in the steps of the Impressionists. Chidlaw has had several exhibitions and is a well sought after artist.

316. William Purcell McDonald, Cincinnati, 1863-1931, Lijah's Creek, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", signed, title and second signature to reverse. Arts & Crafts landscape of Elijah's Creek in Kenton County, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, where McDonald worked at Rookwood Pottery. Great palette and frame from the Arts & Crafts period. 3,000-5,000

McDonald was a Rookwood artist from 1882 until his death in 1931. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy with Frank Duveneck. He painted portraits, landscapes, still life, and murals. His work is found in several museums, including the Metropolitan in New York.

183. Herman Henry Wessel, Cincinnati, 1878-1969, Portrait of artist with palette, oil on canvas, 24" x 20", initials to front, back signed Wessel and dedicated To Mr Ritsman. 500-800
182. Herman Henry Wessel, Cincinnati, 1878-1969, Still life with fruit and blue vase, 1954, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", initials to front, signed and dated to back. 500-800
298. Charles Salis Kaelin, Cincinnati, 1858-1929, Rockport Quay, pastel, 6.5" x 9", signed. 1,000-1,500

Kaelin was one of the first American Divisionist painters, a post-impressionist movement. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Thomas Noble and John Twachtman, and at the Art Students League in New York. He had many one-man exhibitions in numerous cities, and won a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Kaelin's works are found in several museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

175. Herbert Phillip Barnett, Cincinnati, 1910-1972, Portrait of dancing girl with musicians, oil on canvas, 30" x 24", signed. 800-1,000

Barnett was born in Rhode Island, and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston Museum School. He exhibited successfully in New England. In 1951, he became the Dean of the Cincinnati Art Academy, a position he held until his death in 1972. He also taught at the University of Cincinnati.

176. Herbert Phillip Barnett, Cincinnati, 1910-1972, Village Common Sunday, street scene with people, oil on canvas, 20" x 24", signed lower right, title and signature on reverse. 600-800
178. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Still life with wine, coin, books, fruit, pipe, and smoking cigar, oil on board, 1940, 6.75" x 11.25", signed and dated. 1,000-2,000

Meurer at first specialized in still life painting, and is considered the last link to the heyday of the trompe l'oeil style. He later broadened his subject matter to landscapes. He was good friends with Frank Duveneck, and also studied under Thomas Noble and L.H. Meakin.

179. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Riverside landscape with two figures and domed building, c.1935, oil on canvas laid on board, 8" x 10", signed, obscured date. 400-600
180. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Landscape with cottages along river, 1935, oil on board, 5" x 7", signed and dated. 400-600
185. Joseph Henry Sharp, Cincinnati, 1859-1953, Portrait of young woman, pencil, 20" x 14", signed. 500-1,000

A founding member of the Taos artist colony, Ohio born Joseph Sharp studied in Cincinnati and Europe. In 1900, the Smithsonian bought 11 of Sharp's Plains Indians portraits, and Theodore Roosevelt commissioned a studio to be built for Sharp.

184. Lewis Henry Meakin, 1850-1917, Cincinnati, Interior portrait of farmer with scythe, oil on canvas, 24" x 19", signed. 500-1,000

Meakin was considered one of the best landscape painters of his time. He was a founder and president of the Society of Western Artists. He studied in Munich, and at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Frank Duveneck and John Twachtman, and later was a teacher there for 40 years.

190. John Hauser, Cincinnati, 1859-1918, Landscape with hill top buildings, watercolor, 10.5" x 17.5", signed. 500-1,000

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.

191. John Hauser, Cincinnati, 1859-1918, Landscape with bridge and hill top buildings, watercolor, 10.5" x 17.5", signed. 500-1,000
187. Lenore Asbury, Cincinnati, 1866-1933, Arts and Crafts landscape with pond, pastel, 10" x 14", signed with artist's monogram, old label on back from The Peerless 5th and Race Cincinnati. 500-700

Asbury was a decorator at Rookwood Pottery from 1894-1931.

188. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Still life with red and white flowers, oil on board, 20" x 16", signed. 500-700

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

189. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Still life with pink and white flowers, oil on board, 20" x 16", signed. 500-700
181. John Rettig, Cincinnati, 1855-1932, Impressionist lakeside landscape in greens and browns, 1931, oil on board, 5.75" x 8.5", signed and dated. 400-600

Started his career as a frescoe painter, later designed elaborate outdoor theatrical productions. Studied at the Cincinnati School of Design with Frank Duveneck and Edward Potthast. Traveled extensively, made Volendam Holland his second home. Older brother of artist Martin Rettig.

186. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Forest interior with trees and tall grass, pen and ink, 1896, 9.5" x 12.5", signed and dated, in 18.5" x 22.5" quartersawn oak frame with bow-tie joints, great Arts & Crafts presentation. 400-500

Hurley exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Art Institute of Chicago, Panama Pacific Exhibition, and others. He was a decorator for Rookwood Pottery, and studied with Frank Duveneck at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

177. Emma Mendenhall, Cincinnati, 1874-1964, Village road with people and oxen, watercolor, 14" x 18", signed. 400-600

Pupil of Frank Duveneck, Jules Lefebvre in Paris at the Julian Academy, and William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. She exhibited at the Paris Salon, the Panama Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, and in watercolor exhibits in Boston, New York, and Baltimore.

192. Reginald Leslie Grooms, 1900-1989, Ocean inlet with two boats, watercolor, 19" x 24", signed. 300-500

Reggie Grooms started painting at an early age, and later studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Academie Julian in Paris. He was an instructor of landscape painting at the Art Academy, a professor at the University of Cincinnati, and a regular lecturer at the Cincinnati Art Club.

140. Thomas Jefferson Willison, Ohio, 1864-1940, Landscape with distant trees and farm house, oil on board, 11" x 19", signed. 400-600

Willison was born in Brent, KY, and studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with Duveneck and others.

141. Thomas Jefferson Willison, Ohio, 1864-1940, Landscape with lake and trees, oil on board, 8.5" x 11", signed. 300-500
143. Dale Benedict, Cincinnati, 1932-2002, Snow scene on a Batavia farm, watercolor, 14" x 22", signed. 400-600

Born in Brookville, Indiana, Benedict was a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society and a president of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, and is known for several Cincinnati scene paintings.

148. Jack Meanwell, Cincinnati, 1919-2005, Moonglow, watercolor, 22" x 30", signed. 300-500

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Jack Meanwell studied at the Detroit Art Academy and the Society of Arts and Crafts, and gained experience in commercial art. In 1972 he became an instructor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

142. Glen Tracy, Cincinnati, 1883-1956, Mt Adams at Sunset, 1934, pencil, 11" x 13", signed. 200-400

Tracy studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Frank Duveneck, L.H. Meakin, and C.J. Barnhorn. He also taught at the Art Academy and was a member of the Cincinnati Art Club. He was a respected artist and skilled illustrator.

130. Arthur Helwig, Cincinnati, 1899-1976, Still life with flower vase, watercolor, 22" x 18", nicely double-framed. 300-500

Arthur Helwig was a Cincinnati painter of impressionist landscapes, abstracts, and murals. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Bessie Wessel and James Hopkins, and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He was a president of the Cincinnati Art Club.

131. Arthur Helwig, Cincinnati, 1899-1976, Creek with waterfall, oil on board, 30" x 30", signed. 250-450
147. Jack Mueller, Cincinnati, 20th century, Landscape with large building with spires, oil on canvas, 24" x 20", signed. 300-500
144. Charles C Svendsen, Cincinnati, 1871-1959, A Vista, landscape with distant hills, oil on board, 5.5" x 8.75", signed. 200-400

Cincinnati-born Charles Svendsen studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the Academie Julian and Academie Colorossi in Paris. He painted murals in churches in Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo and Washington DC. He spent time in Munich working out of John Hauser's studio.

145. Charles C Svendsen, Cincinnati, 1871-1959, Portrait of a woman, oil on board, 7" x 5.5", signed. 100-200
133. Carl Zimmerman, Cincinnati, 1900-1985, Landscape with farm buildings, watercolor, 8.5" x 13", signed. 150-250

Zimmerman was well known in Cincinnati as a painter, muralist and teacher. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Reginald Grooms, John Weis, and Herman Wessel.

134. Carl Zimmerman, Cincinnati, 1900-1985, Still life with pitcher and fruit, watercolor, 22" x 26", signed. 100-200
135. Carolyn Zimmerman, Cincinnati, b.1903, Autumn landscape in bright colors, oil on board, 12" x 16", signed Carolyn. 200-400
136. William E. Fay, Cincinnati, b.1893, String quartet with child conductor, pencil, 14" x 18", signed. 150-250
146. A.L. Schlesinger, Cincinnati, Portrait of a Grandma Groves, 1929, oil on board, 8" x 5", signed. 100-200
132. Paul Chidlaw, Cincinnati, 1900-1989, Abstract portrait in purple, silkscreen, 12" x 8.5", pencil signed. 100-200