Past Exhibitions

The Hunt

January 23 to March 13, 2021

The Hunt: Equestrian Paintings 

Online Exhibition January 23rd - February 27th, 2021

Forever Gold

November 12, 2020 to January 2, 2021

Preview: November 13th and 14th, 2020

Opening Reception: November 20th & 21st 

 Opening Show Times: Friday, 12pm-6pm & Saturday 10am-4pm

 

The Eisele Gallery of American Art presents “Forever Gold” a collection of quality artworks representing Cincinnati’s Golden Age and beyond. This Salon show will feature over 40 works hung in the gallery for in person viewing and available for purchase. Viewing begins November 13th with a reception on Friday November 20th & 21st. Check the gallery website for hours or to make an appointment.

 

Works available by notable artists:

 Julie Morrow DeForest, Robert S. Duncanson, Frank Duveneck, Henry Farny, Charles Salis Kaelin, T.C. Lindsay, Lewis H Meakin, Charles A. Meurer, Henry Mosler, Elizabeth Nourse, Edward H. Potthast, Dixie Selden, Joseph H. Sharp, Louis C. Vogt and John E. Weis among others.

 

 

 

Henry F. Farny Collection

October 10 to November 30, 2020

Eisele Gallery presents an exclusive online preview of five paintings by iconic western painter Henry F. Farny. These exceptional paintings are available for private viewings at the gallery or your home by appointment only. This collection of Farny's work was acquired directly from the artist and has been in a family collection for generations. A prominent benefactor of the arts developed an early relationship with the artist during his time in Cincinnati. The paintings have been well cared for, are framed with conservation glass and are in excellent condition. Rarely has a collection of paintings of this quality has been offered at one time. These investment quality works of art are available exclusively at Eisele Gallery.

Born in Alsace Lorraine, France, Henry Farny became a well-known American illustrator and painter, especially for quiet aspects of Indian life such as campfire scenes.  Farny, working in a highly realistic, detailed style, had a deep regard for Indians as individuals and often depicted them in a harmonious environment.  Only a few of his paintings show Indians in dramatic action.  He particularly painted the Sioux Indians and, given the Indian name for "Long Boots", was adopted into their tribe.

In 1859 Farny first settled in Cincinnati and later worked in New York as an engraver and lithographer for Harper's. Farny spent three years in Europe in the 1860s during which time he studied in Düsseldorf under Thomas B. Read and Herman Herzog. In addition, he traveled about Europe on a study tour with Twachtman and Duveneck. In 1878 he made a thousand-mile canoe trip down the Missouri River. During the 1880s he made numerous sketching trips throughout the West and was active in California during 1885-1900.

His most prolific period was between 1890 and 1906, and most of his paintings were small in size, and finely finished.  His primary medium was gouache, although he also worked in watercolor, oil, and ink and did an occasional bronze sculpture. 

The Cincinnati Museum in 1943 held an exhibition of his work that included 39 oil paintings and 104 watercolors.  At least twenty-four of the oils and seventy-one of the watercolors were Western.  For many viewers, work by Farny is admired for its authenticity and its ability to convey so much factual data about a critical time in America history - the opening of the West.

Jullian Wasser: In the Limelight

October 10 to November 14, 2020

Eisele Gallery presents Julian Wasser: In the Limelight. An exhibition of photographs that captures fame and celebrity throughout Hollywood’s golden age of the 1960's and 70's. This Exhibition is sponsored & produced in conjunction with the FOTOFOCUS 2020 Biennial.

Limelight was invented in the 1820's and its earliest use dates back to 1836. An important innovation in performance and theatrical lighting, super-heated quicklime produced the iconic spot light used to aluminate solo performers. The term "in the limelight" is synonymous for icons and celebrities in the public eye and Julian Wasser photographed political and entertainment personalities for numerous well-known publications.

 

Julian Wasser started his career in photography in the Washington DC bureau of the Associated Press. While at Associated Press he met Weegee and rode with the famous news photographer as he shot photos of crime scenes in Washington. Weegee was a major influence on Wasser’s style of photography. After serving in the Navy in San Diego the former AP copyboy became a contract photographer for Time Magazine in Los Angeles doing assignments for Time, Life, and Fortune.

 

He has photographed cover assignments for The Sunday Telegraph, and The Sunday Times color supplements in London. In the United States his photographs have appeared in and been used as covers of Time, Newsweek, and People magazines. His photos have been featured in US Magazine, Vanity Fair, TV Guide, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Oggi, Hello, Playboy, Elle, Vogue, GQ and included in exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide.

www.fotofocus.org

 

Chuck Marshall: Journey of the Heart

August 22 to September 5, 2020

Eisele Gallery Presents Chuck Marshall: Journey of the Heart. The artist has returned to the area after a six-month journey across America and is presenting a series of new paintings exclusively at Eisele Gallery. This visual journal documents the artists travels to natural wonders in a variety of locations form the coastal waters of Louisiana to the wilds of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana. This limited engagement exhibition is on view at the gallery from August 22nd until September 5th, 2020. During this special exhibition the gallery will be open for public and private viewings, check the gallery website for viewing dates and times.

Impressionist Masters

June 6 to July 11, 2020

Enjoy a selection of American Impressionist paintings by Julie Morrow DeForest, Francis Focer Brown, Edward Henry Potthast, Edward Volkert, John E. Weis among others. View these colorful and richly painted impressionist landscapes online or at the gallery by appointment.  For more information or to schedule a private viewing please contact the gallery.

Artists:

DeForest, Julie Morrow

Focer Brown, Francis

Kaelin, Charles Salis

Meakin, Lewis Henry

Potthast, Edward Henry

Ritman, Louis

Selden, Dixie

Volkert, Edward 

Weis, John E.

 

 

Churchill Downs: Peter Williams

May 30 to June 27, 2020

This special online exhibition highlights the works of revered equestrian painter Peter Williams. Churchill Downs will host races through June and it is a time of great excitement on the Derby Race circuit. We celebrate the derby and remember Peter Williams and his presence painting among the paddocks of iconic race tracks. 

Peter Williams (1934 - 2018)  
 
By his own admission aspiring artists in New Zealand in the early 1950s, with a few notable exceptions, had two options - teach or starve. Painting became a pastime for Peter Williams while he worked as a shepherd and continued to be an important part of his life when he had a small property of his own farming sheep and cattle. He was encouraged in his art, which, because of his talent, led to emerging recognition, winning awards, and landing exhibits in New Zealand and Australia. 
 
Due to this success, Qantas Airlines invited him to be a guest on their inaugural 747 flight to the United States in 1971. That opportunity led to a yearlong adventure traveling around the United States, in a small motor home, with his wife and three young children painting and exhibiting his works.
 
A chance meeting with Richard Stone Reeves, who specialized in equine art, resulted in a commission to paint racing scenes. Peter spent more time in the United States visiting racetracks and equine sporting venues while building a vast international network of friends and collectors. His collaboration with Reeves was mutually successful and lasted for five years.
 
Peter realized that seeing someone painting from life was a novelty and a fun distraction for many attending racing and sporting events. A unique combination of talent, his outgoing nature and self-deprecating sense of humor were irresistible. He was in demand stateside and Kentucky became a second home for him, largely because of the welcoming atmosphere at Keeneland and Churchill Downs.
 
Despite his abiding fondness for capturing the beauty, personalities and excitement of racing and equine sport, he went on to paint a wide variety of subjects.  Vintage automobiles, flower gardens, architecture, marine subjects, landscapes, figure studies and special events, always from life and almost always executed in oil, took shape quickly on his canvas.

Peter Williams, a beloved and familiar figure in the paddocks of the most famous racetracks in the world, died at the age of 84 at his home in Goshen, Kentucky on August 13, 2018.

 

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art

 

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Animal Kingdom

April 25 to May 30, 2020

Eisele Gallery presents Animal Kingdom. An exclusive online collection of paintings that spotlight domestic and wild animals. This week the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. With that in mind, take a moment and view artworks that feature the creatures large and small who complement the beauty of the natural world. Visit the exhibition online and enjoy these exotic and whimsical paintings. 

Call or email us with questions or to purchase items from our website or online exhibitions.  Payment is accepted by phone, email or mailed check. We will gladly hold your purchases for pick-up until after we re-open the gallery or arrange for shipping, local delivery or safe contactless curbside pick-up.  

 

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In Place: Still Life Paintings

April 17 to May 15, 2020

Eisele Gallery presents In Place: Still Life Paintings. An exclusive online collection of paintings that depict elegant and at times opulent surroundings. You may find these quiet and meditative moments in your own space as you become more acquainted with your time at home. We hope you enjoy the rich tradition of the still life painting is reflected in these artist's renditions.

Call or email us with questions or to purchase items from our website or online exhibitions.  Payment is accepted by phone, email or mailed check. We will gladly hold your purchases for pick-up until after we re-open the gallery or arrange for shipping, local delivery or safe contactless curbside pick-up.  

 

Website: www.eiselefineart.com

Email: info@eiselefineart.com

Phone: (513) 791-7717 ext:109

The Great Outdoors: Plein Air & Landscape Paintings

April 11 to May 9, 2020

Eisele Gallery presents- The Great Outdoors: Plein Air & Landscape Paintings. An exclusive online collection of paintings that capture the beauty and sprit of the natural world. 

As we find ourselves adapting to social distancing many have taken the opportunity to explore the outdoors. Artists have always found inspiration in the parks and natural areas around them. Plain air painting is a technique practiced in open spaces - Artists have long painted outdoors, but in the mid-19th century, working in natural light became particularly important to the Barbizon school, Hudson River School, and Impressionists.* Using a box easel or field easel the artist can transport the canvas or board and all the needed supplies to the outdoors and capture the light and composition true to the time and place of the scene. Celebrate the outdoors with us and enjoy a collection of paintings inspired by local, regional and international parks and recreation areas.  

 

Call or email us with questions or to purchase items from our website or online exhibitions.  Payment is accepted by phone, email or mailed check. We will gladly hold your purchases for pick-up until after we re-open the gallery or arrange for shipping, local delivery or safe contactless curbside pick-up.  

 

Website: www.eiselefineart.com

Email: info@eiselefineart.com

Phone: (513) 791-7717 ext:109

 

Sail Away: Maritime Paintings

March 21 to April 11, 2020

Sail Away: Maritime & Seascape Paintings

March 28th - April 11th 2020

Eisele Gallery presents an exclusive online exhibition of Maritime Paintings available through the gallery. During these stormy times we invite you to take a visual journey through these exceptional depictions of the high seas and world ports. Here you will find traditional and Historical Maritime Paintings along with Contemporary Seascapes and Harbors by living artists. For more information please contact the gallery. 

 Enjoy our curated audio playlist to complete your journey:

Styx: Come Sail Away 

Enya: Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)

The Beach Boys: Kokomo

David Gray: Sail Away

The Oakridge Boys: Sail Away

Christopher Cross: Sailing

The Commodores: Sail On

Randy Newman: Sail Away

Frank Duveneck & American Portraiture

March 7 to March 21, 2020

Frank Duveneck: A Special Exhibition & American Portraiture

Limited Engagement: March 7th - 21st, 2020

This special exhibition will highlight the works of Cincinnati artist Frank Duveneck. Do not miss the opportunity to view exceptional works by Duveneck in addition to a selection of American portraiture paintings by Elizabeth Nourse and Henry Mosler. Contact the gallery for special pricing and more information.
 
In 1869, Frank Duveneck traveled to Munich at age 21 and he soon became interested in becoming an easel painter. In 1870 he enrolled in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He studied under Alexander Strahuber (1814-1882) and Wilhelm Diez (1839-1907). Some of his best works, including the well-known "Whistling Boy" (1872, Cincinnati Art Museum), date from this period. In 1903 Duveneck was one of the most popular artists in America. Henry James called him “the unsuspected genius" and famed painter John Singer Sargent also declared he was “the greatest genius of the American brush”.
 
Elizabeth Nourse moved to Paris, France in 1887 and attended Académie Julian and later she opened her own studio. In 1888 her work was featured in her first major exhibition at the Societé Nationale des Artistes Français. She soon became the second American woman to be accepted as a member of the society. Her subjects were often women, mostly peasants and depictions of France's rural countryside.
 
Henry Mosler studied in Cincinnati with portrait and genre painter James Beard for two years and covered the Western theater of the Civil War as an artist-correspondent for Harper's Monthly. He studied for three years in Düsseldorf and Paris before returning home to begin his career. In 1874, Mosler again traveled to Paris, but remained for twenty years and developed a reputation for his paintings of Breton peasant life.
 

Thomas Corwin Lindsay

February 1 to February 15, 2020

Limited engagement: February 1-15, 2020

This special tree week exhibition will highlight the works of Cincinnati native T.C. Lindsay, who captured the essence of the rural landscape through color and master-full brushwork. Do not miss the opportunity to view exceptional works by T.C. Lindsay and a selection of artists who's paintings complement the artists signature style. 

Harry Reisiger: Musical Landscapes

January 4 to March 7, 2020

Eisele Gallery presents Harry Reisiger: Musical Landscapes. This online exhibition is a collection of paintings from 1991-1994. Reisiger defined his work as post-Modernist with strong Expressionist influences but his first love of music inspired the rhythm of these lyrical landscapes. His painting career began after he was discharged from the Navy after World War II, when he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and enrolled in evening art classes.  His first love was music, but he gave up his trumpet to paint while working full time in advertising and raising a young family. [1]

Harry Reisiger (1922-2009) painted during the height of the Modernist era in Cincinnati and studied under some of the city's most noted artists.  He attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and later the University of Cincinnati. He eventually became a successful commercial designer. During his time at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Reisiger developed a close working relationship with notable artist Paul Chidlaw. They shared a studio together for many years [2]. Both artists remained close until Chidlaw's death in 1989. Chidlaw’s paintings made a lasting impression of Harry Reisiger’s style and his final body of work. While his paintings kept the influence of Chidlaw they were as well, inspired by his love of music and landscape. “Reisiger’s work is inundated with the saturated colors of Matisse, the composition of Nicholas de Stael, and the touch of Willem de Kooning. Reisiger’s paintings evoke his many mentors, exuding a confidence and energy that, though occasionally crossing into the derivative, never veer into the clichéd” as quoted by art critic Alan Pacaro.  

The selected compositions for this exhibition represent Reisiger's later rhythmic style. What grounded the later paintings by Reisiger were the (at times subtle) nod to the traditional landscape. The horizon is evident and becomes a consistent mark of the work. In addition, the color palate captures the essence of the landscape. This can be seen in the bright and saturated greens and blues, and by contrast, in the gray and muted tones of the landscape on a somber day. Throughout these works are the movement and tempo of an artists song and a tribute to Reisiger's passion for music. 

Citations: 

1. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, Alan D. Pacaro, Aeqai Magazine, July 25th, 2011, https://aeqai.com/main/2011/07/the-sorcerer%E2%80%99s-apprentice

2. Phyllis Weston Gallery, Harry Reisiger Biography, AskArt, http://www.askart.com/artist_bio/Harry_Reisiger/11194567/Harry_Reisiger.aspx

École des Beaux-Arts

December 7, 2019 to February 29, 2020

The École des Beaux-Arts is located in Paris, France just across the Seine from the Louvre museum. The origins of the school go back to 1648 when the Académie des Beaux-Arts was founded by Cardinal Mazarin to educate the most talented students in drawing, painting, sculpture, engraving, architecture and other media. The school has a history spanning more than 350 years, training many of the great artists in Europe. For your consideration, works by Passemard, Riguard, Hambourg, Ennecking and Ritman who over 3 generations found insight and inspiration from the teachings of the Beaux-Arts School.

The Hoosier Group and the Artists of the American Midwest

November 23, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to present Hoosier Group and the Artists of the American Midwest an online exhibition of works by William J. Forsyth, Frank J. Girardin, George Ames Aldrich and Francis Focer Brown. Known for their depictions of the Indiana landscape, the Hoosier Group's influenced artists working throughout the American Midwest during the late 19th and early 20th century. This included painters from the Society of Western Artists and the Brown County Art Colony. 

One of the five artists that made up the Hoosier group was William J. Forsyth (1854–1935). Forsyth was the first student of the Indiana School of Art in Indianapolis and entered the Munich Academy along with two other Hoosier Group artists T. C. Steele and J. Ottis Adams in 1882. He later returned to Indiana in 1888 and was instrumental in founding the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, serving as an instructor there until 1933. He died March 29, 1935. His work is in many important private collections and several museums including the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, Indiana State Museum, and Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Although they had disparate backgrounds and training, the Hoosier Group gained its cohesion from the determination of the five to attend art school in Munich in the late 1880s. Following their return to Indiana, the group dominated Indiana's art scene through the 1920s. Forsyth, Steele, and Adams all taught art at academies in the state and spread the group's ethos. They all exhibited regularly in the state for several decades and were instrumental in forming the Society of Western Artists.

The Society of Western Artists was founded by William Forsyth, T. C. Steele, J. Ottis Adams, John Elwood Bundy and fourteen other artists in 1896. The Society of Western Artists "was organized in 1896 for the purpose of uniting artists in fellowship and of combining their efforts in the advancement of Art. As one of the means to this end the Society gathers together, annually, a collection of representative works, chiefly done in the middle west, and exhibits the collection in various cities." (1)

One important member of the Society of Western Artists was Francois Joseph Girardin (1856 – 1945) an American impressionist artist who worked in the Cincinnati, Ohio, Richmond, Indiana and Los Angeles, California areas. He was also an early player for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Girardin came to Cincinnati in the 1870s and studied under Thomas Satterwhite Noble and later Frank Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He was best known for his landscape paintings of both Indiana and southern California.

He played an important role in the development of the Art Association of Richmond (now the Richmond Art Museum) was a prominent member of the Richmond Group of artists. He was a member of the board of directors of the Art Association for several years. It was during his time in Indiana that he received the most recognition for his work. He exhibited three paintings in the Indiana building at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.

Francis Focer Brown (1891 – 1971) studied with Hoosier Group painter J. Ottis Adams while still a high school student before enrolling at the John Herron Art Institute, where he studied under Hoosier Group painter William Forsyth. Known as an American Impressionist painter, as well as professor and head of the Fine Arts Department at Ball State Teachers College (present-day Ball State University) in Muncie, Indiana from 1925 until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1957. 

He exhibited his work at the Hoosier Salon shows between 1922 and 1964, winning several awards for his oils, pastels, and watercolors between 1925 and 1945. He also won prizes for works he exhibited at the John Herron Art Institute and the Richmond Art Museum in 1922. In addition, he exhibited his work at the Herron School of Art Museum, Ball State University, Indiana Art Club shows, and the Indiana State Fair, as well as exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1922 and 1923, and Cincinnati Museum of Art between 1922 and 1925. Brown was a member Indiana Art Club and the Hoosier Salon. His work is held in collections at John Herron Art Institute (present-day Indianapolis Museum of Art), Ball State University, the Richmond (Indiana) Art Museum, and in various schools and libraries throughout Indiana.

In 1918, George Ames Aldrich (1872-1941) arrived in Chicago and became involved with the South Bend, IN art scene during the 1920s. Aldrich exhibited regularly at the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a member of the Chicago Galleries Association, the Hoosier Salon, and the Chicago Society of Painters and Sculptors. Both in Indiana and in Chicago, Aldrich's reputation was at its height in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He won a host of awards at the Hoosier Salon, the Art Institute, and the Chicago Galleries Association, where he was featured in a solo show in 1927. 

George Ames Aldrich's work is represented in many museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Purdue Universisty, the Musee de Rouen, France, as well as the Union League of Chicago and the War Mothers Building in Washington, DC.

Following the 1913 Armory Exhibition in New York and Chicago, the Hoosier Group's visibility and sales declined dramatically. By this time the members of the group were aging and found themselves trapped in what would quickly become an old-fashioned style of painting. Artists considered members of this group include T. C. Steele, Richard Gruelle, William Forsyth, J. Ottis Adams, and Otto Stark. While works by these artists are found in private and public collections around the United States, a number of collections, primarily in Indiana, include the works of all five artists. These include: Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art in Lafayette; Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indiana State Museum, and the Columbia Club in Indianapolis; Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art in Bloomington; the Richmond Art Museum in Richmond; David Owsley Museum of Art in Muncie; the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute; and DePauw University in Greencastle.

 

(1)"Catalogue of the Eleventh Annual Exhibition of the Society of Western Artists", The Art Institute of Chicago, December 6 to December 26, 1906, page 3. (wikipidia.org) 

Into the Wilderness: Wind River Range, Wyoming

October 25 to November 30, 2019

(Cincinnati, Ohio) - Eisele Gallery is pleased to present Into the Wilderness: Wind River Range, Wyoming, a two-person exhibition of landscape oil paintings by Robert Hagberg and Chuck Marshall. The exhibition will be on view from October 25th to November 30th, 2019. The gallery will host an opening reception on Friday October 25th from 5pm-8pm, the artists will be present. In conjunction with this event, Delamere & Hopkins, an established outfitter for the Cincinnati sporting community, will provide fly-fishing demonstrations and a display of their high-quality outdoor gear. This event is free and open to the public. Eisele Gallery will also have a selection of American 19th & 20th century paintings on view, including Ohio born artist Joseph Henry Sharp (1859 – 1953).

 

About the exhibition and Robert and Chucks travels’

The origin of the “Trip into the Wilderness”, that Robert and Chuck attended, was started by well-known artist Forest Tucker from Pinedale, Wyoming. He created and organized an annual trip for himself and other artists to spend time in the Wind River Range in Wyoming as inspiration for their artwork. As Tucker has aged, he has been unable to make the trip anymore. Thankfully, artist Lanny Grant decided to continue the tradition and invited Robert and Chuck to go along. Robert Hagberg and Chuck Marshall met through the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Association and have been great friends ever since. They have made the trip to Wyoming two years in a row now, along with artist Niles Nordquift. Robert describes this trip as "a real experience, unlike anything else”. Each artist is amazed by the beauty and contrast to their normal city life.

The Wind River Range is about 80 miles long. Each year they hire an outfitter to bring the materials and food for the time they are there. Mules carry the supplies and the artists ride on horseback to the camp, 3-4 hours away from civilization. While on the trip, the artists go out daily with their painting supplies and create plein air studies, weather permitting. Another reward and source of inspiration for this trip is that American wildlife artist Carl Rungius (1869–1959) also painted in this area. The artists value the experience of creating where he painted as well as finding works by Rungius that depict the Wind River Range. All of their paintings on view at Eisele Gallery will be works inspired by both trips to Wyoming in July 2018 and July 2019.


Robert Hagberg

Robert was born in Minnesota and raised in Ohio. His father, an avid photographer, put a camera in his hands at an early age. However, Robert saw more than photos while looking through the lens, so he picked up a paintbrush. After a decade in the mental health profession, he moved to a career in film production as a cameraman and lighting director, which gave him the opportunity to use a television screen as a creative outlet. He continues to paint regardless of his daily career. In 1992, Robert made the decision to pursue painting full time. Starting in 1998, Robert took workshops and was influenced by artists Jim Wilcox, Wm. Scott Jennings, Ray Roberts and many more. His first experience in the Tetons confirmed his passion for painting outdoors. Robert has earned many awards and signature status in various associations. Since 2004 he has been a member and painted with Rocky Mountain plein air Painters. In 2013, he was honored by being selected to represent Acadia National Park in the multiple award-winning publication “Art of the National Parks, Historic Connections - Contemporary Interpretations”.

 

Chuck Marshall
Chuck Marshall is a native Ohio artist who has earned national recognition. He developed an early love for the outdoors and artwork. His goal to be an artist began at a young age while sketching and roaming the countryside. After a short stint in the Navy, he studied one year at the Art Institute of Cincinnati before studying at the California Art Institute in Southern California. He has studied with various artists which he feels has helped him develop his artistic style. His art career includes many years as an illustrator and graphic designer, as well as a painter. Chuck has been invited to numerous plein air events such as the Plein Art Conventions, where he has won best of show twice. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Ohio Plein Air Society, American Impressionist Society, and Oil Painters of America. Chuck’s work has been published in International Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine, and Plein Air Magazine.

Eisele Gallery

Eisele Gallery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio has long been recognized as one of the most respected fine art galleries in the Midwest. The gallery features a large selection of Traditional and Contemporary artwork. They also work with museum quality estates and collections. Eisele Gallery’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging established nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Delamere & Hopkins

Delamere & Hopkins is an established outfitter for the Cincinnati sporting community with a reputation for carrying the best gear for over 24 years. Whether fly fishing locally, grouse and woodcock hunting the briars or fly fishing the flats in the Bahamas for bonefish, their goal is to carry the finest gear for fly fishing, hunting and general outdoor use.  With this goal in mind, it only seems a natural fit that D&H carries a strong selection of Barbour, Filson and Patagonia. Delamere & Hopkins is located at 2708 Erie Avenue, in Cincinnati Ohio.

The McMicken School of Design: works by Lewis Henry Meakin & Charles Salis Kaelin

October 4 to November 30, 2019

The McMicken School of Design: works by Lewis Henry Meakin and Charels Salis Kaelin

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Lewis Henry Meakin and Charels Salis Kaelin. As students of art these two remarkable artists were both inspired and influenced by other important 19th century artists. They settled in middle America, Cincinnati Ohio, at the McMiken school of design (presently the art Academy of Cincinnati). Although their paths took alternate courses, traveling frequently to Europe and later settling in the north east, these two artists painted among golden age of landscape painter's and during the early days of impressionism in America.

Founded in 1869 the McMicken School of Design was an early foundation for many talented 19th century artists. The school's first headmaster was Thomas S. Noble whose well-known initial works are historical presentations, painted to make strong political and moral commentary, and best known for his anti-slavery paintings. After studying in Munich and towards the end of his life, Noble focused his artistic work on landscapes of Ohio and Kentucky countryside and Bensonhurst, New York. Nobel and other influential teachers like Frank Duveneck influenced important artists such as L.H. Meakin and C.S. Kaelin.

LEWIS HENRY MEAKIN

(1850-1917)

Born in Newcastle, England on 12 July 1850, Meakin enrolled in the McMicken School of Design at the University of Cincinnati under the watchful eye of Thomas S. Noble. After studying in Europe, he became a lifelong teacher at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He is recognized as an important Midwest landscapist, who began working in a Tonalist manner, and then moved toward Impressionism around the turn of the century. In 1891, he painted in Gloucester and Camden, and in 1893-94 he was with William Picknell in Paris, Normandy and Southern France. In 1911-1917, he was a curator for the Cincinnati Art Museum. George Bellows considered him to be "one of the best landscape painters in America".

CHARLES SALIS KAELIN

(1858-1929)

Kaelin was born in Cincinnati in 1858, the son of a Swiss lithographer. Following in his father's footsteps, he entered a local lithographic firm at the age of sixteen. In the fall of 1877, he enrolled in evening classes at the McMicken School of Design (later known as the Art Academy of Cincinnati), where he was taught by Thomas Satterwhite Noble. Described as an artist whose "love of nature amounted to a passion," Charles Salis Kaelin was one of the earliest American exponents of Divisionism. A respected member of the art colony at Rockport, Massachusetts, Kaelin did colorful renderings of Cape Ann scenery. These paintings were championed by many of his fellow artists, including Frank Duveneck, one of the first to recognize the high quality and innovative nature of his work.

 

Contemporary Icons: Jack Meanwell & Paul Chidlaw

June 14 to August 3, 2019

Join Eisele Gallery on Friday June 14th to celebrate two Contemporary Icons- Jack Meanwell (1919-2005) and Paul Chidlaw (1900-1989). Both of these Abstract expressionists had successful careers in Cincinnati and their paintings still carry on their legacies today. Eisele Gallery’s exhibition Contemporary Icons celebrates some of their best and never-before-seen work created at multiple points in their careers. In addition, the exhibition will feature other abstract expressionist works by noted artists such as Harry Reisiger and Hugh Mesibov. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 14th from 5pm-8pm at Eisele Gallery. The exhibition will run from June 14th – August 3rd.

 

JACK MEANWELL (1919-2005)

Jack Meanwell grew up in Windsor, Ontario, across the river from Detroit, and attended the Detroit Art Academy and the Society of Arts and Crafts. He became an artist of landscape and figurative work in styles ranging from totally abstract to realism. Meanwell spent over 25 years as an instructor in the community education program at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and, while living in Cincinnati, maintained a studio in a mansion built in 1818 called Elmwood Hall in Ludlow, Kentucky. He and his wife spent their summers in Canada. His work is in the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

 

PAUL CHIDLAW (1900-1989)

Paul Chidlaw’s art career began as a designer in Cincinnati. Upon realizing that design was not for him, he moved to France to begin a more formal art education. Chidlaw returned to Cincinnati in 1935 and taught and painted various commissions including Work Progress Administration (WPA) murals under the Federal Art Project. During World War II, he served in the US Army Engineers. He taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from 1947 until his retirement in 1963. During his tenure, he influenced artists such as Jim Dine and Tom Wesselmann. His paintings hang in The Cincinnati Art Museum and Xavier University

 

 

Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14th from 5pm-8pm

Run: June 14th – August 3rd

Art of the International Parks

April 12 to May 25, 2019

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This Spring, Eisele Gallery will give Cincinnati a fresh take on fine art in the form of its highly anticipated exhibition Art of the International Parks. This exhibition will serve as a comprehensive exploration of different interpretations centered around the common theme of protected parks and preserved regions on the planet. The gallery will be featuring work by over 30 national and internationally recognized artists. Many of the artists in the exhibition have been published in the popular book Art of the National Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations, which will be available for purchase at the gallery. An opening reception, fundraiser and book signing will be held on Friday, April 12th from 5pm-8pm at Eisele Gallery. All of the work in the exhibition will be available for purchase. A portion of sales will be donated to benefit the SPCA of Cincinnati on opening night and by request. In addition, Limestone Branch Distillery will have a Yellowstone Select Bourbon tasting during the opening, also including opportunities to donate directly to the National Parks. The exhibition will run from April 12th – May 25th.

 

Eisele Gallery strives to expose its clients and the community to a variety of internationally known artists, who focus on painting protected geographic areas such as National Parks. This theme consists of, but is not limited to, the canyons and mountain ranges of North America and Canada, the European mountain ranges, coastlines on all continents and protected seas and oceans. Many of the artists who paint these areas are actively engaged in protection and conservation aspects as well. The exhibition will survey different methods of fine art such as painting and photography in both traditional and contemporary methods. Within this show the gallery will create a comprehensive experience that incorporates the appreciation of art, education of nature and protection of animals.

 

Eisele Gallery

Eisele Gallery, located in Cincinnati, Ohio has long been recognized as one of the most respected fine art galleries in the Midwest. The gallery features a large selection of Traditional and Contemporary art and works with museum quality estates and collections. It’s renowned exhibition program fosters excellence within artistic practice, while promoting both emerging and established internationally and nationally recognized artists.

 

The SPCA of Cincinnati

The staff and volunteers of SPCA Cincinnati strive to give the animals in their care the best humane treatment and to continuously offer and develop programs to support those who own and care for animals. 

 

In addition to being the contracted agency that oversees stray dog control in the community, SPCA Cincinnati offers many programs and services, including animal adoptions, animal cruelty investigations, spaying and neutering shelter animals, companion animal and wildlife rescue, dog licensing, foster care program, obedience training, and the area’s most extensive humane education program. SPCA Cincinnati also works to introduce animals into the lives of people in our community, including those in hospitals, nursing homes, children’s homes, and schools, and works with victims of domestic violence to both provide shelter for their animals, and to help them rehabilitate.

Masters Meet Modern

February 7 to April 6, 2019

Eisele Gallery invites you to celebrate the first exhibition of the 2019 season. This exhibition will feature new paintings by many of the gallery’s living and local artists as well as new acquisitions of 19th and 20th century paintings. The opening reception will be held at Eisele Gallery in Fairfax on Thursday February 7th from 5-8pm.

John Michael Carter & B Nicole Klassen

November 30, 2018 to January 5, 2019

This year Eisele Gallery is excited to bring you two solo exhibitions to kick off the Holiday Season. Beginning on November 30th, over 30 new paintings by John Michael Carter will be on view, along with 19 new paintings by B. Nicole Klassen. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 30th from 5pm-8pm at Eisele Gallery. Both John Michael Carter and B. Nicole Klassen will be in attendance to chat about their exhibitions and to answer questions.

 

JOHN MICHAEL CARTER

John Michael Carter was born in Chicago. He showed an interest in drawing at an early age and began his studies at 15 with his father E. L. Carter, a commercial artist and illustrator. After graduation from high school he attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

 

In 1970 Carter continued his studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. There he studied the major classical schools of drawing and painting with Reynolds Brown, Harry Carmean, and Lorser Feitelson . He received his B.F.A. in 1972. Carter has had many shows in galleries all over the country. His wide range of subject matter covers landscapes, still life, figurative painting, and portraiture. His portraits include senators, governors, university presidents as well as corporate and civic leaders.

 

In addition to Carter’s love of figurative painting, he enjoys the street scenes and landscapes he discovers in his travels here and abroad.

 

Mr. Carter has been a frequent guest instructor at art workshops across the country, including the Scottsdale Artist School since 1990, the Dallas Arts League and the Cincinnati Arts Club. His thorough classical training and experience in drawing and painting gives him the technical expertise for superb instruction.

 

He is a master signature member of Oil Painters of America and serves on the board of directors of that organization.

 

B. NICOLE KLASSEN

A traditional still life and figure painter, B. Nicole Klassen received art schooling at San Jose State University where she is proud to have had Maynard Dixon "Dick" Stewart as an instructor. She further developed her skills under the instruction of the brilliant painter, Robert K. Semans.

 

Nicole had her first one-person show in 1994 at the Alma Gilbert Gallery in Burlingame, has exhibited at the New Masters Gallery and Gallery Elite, both in Carmel, and also the previous location of the Bingham Gallery in San Jose, all these in California.  She has had four more one-person shows at Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts in Massachusetts. Her work was in two group shows at the Cahoon Museum of Art in Massachusetts and five more at the Triton Museum of Art in California, one at which she received their Bronze Award and thrice an Honorable Mention.   Nicole currently exhibits at Gallerie Amsterdam in Carmel, California,  Robert Paul Galleries in Stowe, Vermont, Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Eisele Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio and Aspen Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

 

Collectors hold Nicole's pieces in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. Some notable acquisitions are a still life bought by Alma Gilbert to hang in the house of the late Maxfield Parrish, and a Madonna purchased and displayed by The Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama. She received honors from the Art Renewal Center for three still lifes and a figure piece. These paintings are published in their 2005, 2011 and 2016 catalogs. In addition, Nicole was twice a finalist in International Artist magazine's still life competition and her pieces appear in the October/November 2005 and October/November 2008 issues. The editor asked her to write an article and demonstration, which is published as a ten-page article in the June/July 2007 issue.  She has another ten-page article published in the August/September 2010 International Artist magazine.  Nicole was also featured as one of the nation's "Leading Ladies of Painting" in the January 2006 issue of American Art Collector.

 

Nicole has always been enthralled by the art of the old masters. She spent two trips to Europe studying the paintings in the great museums.  She is constantly striving to perfect her art by studying the masters of our time and the past.

Online Exclusive: Paul-Henri Bourguignon

November 2 to December 29, 2018

An exclusive digital exhibition celebrating the life and work of renowned painter Paul Henri-Bourguignon.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906–1988) was a talented visual artist, a prolific writer and journalist, a skillful photographer, and an avid observer of the human condition.

 

Born in Belgium in 1906, Bourguignon began his arts studies in Brussels' Académie des Beaux Arts and studied art history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His first solo exhibition was at the Galérie d'Egmont in Brussels at age 22.

 

Bourguignon traveled widely in France, Spain, and Italy, North Africa, Corsica, and Yugoslavia. He lived in both Haiti and Peru. He met his wife, Erika Eichhorn (Bourguignon), in Haiti, and they settled in Columbus, Ohio, in 1950 after she joined the faculty of The Ohio State University.

 

During his life, Bourguignon amassed a large and varied group of paintings—early gouaches and later acrylics—and numerous pencil, pastel, and ink-wash drawings. Many of the gouache paintings from the 1950s and 1960s depict rich cultural interpretations, tranquil landscapes, evocative figures, portraits, and genre scenes derived from his travels. In the 1970s, his landscapes and figural scenes were expressionistic, often with whimsical, vulnerable, or tragic figures revealed in delightfully complex interactions of brushstrokes and texture.

 

Bourguignon's early work was exhibited in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Le Zoute, Paris, Marseilles, and Corsica and, later, in more than 50 solo exhibitions in the United States. Today, his widely collected works are found in museums and in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

The Dougherty Collection of American Paintings

June 22 to August 12, 2018

Eisele Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, featuring the notable art collection of David and Kim Dougherty. Curated with the assistance of Patricia and Chuck Weiner, this well-rounded collection embodies selections of paintings from historically significant 19th and 20th century American Painters. An opening reception will be held at the Eisele Gallery on Friday, June 22nd from 5pm-8pm. The exhibition will run from June 22nd – August 11th.

 

The Dougherty Collection is predominantly comprised of American painters, many of whom were tied to Cincinnati and the surrounding region. Landscapes by Hudson River School artists and colleagues Robert S. Duncanson and William L. Sonntag are among some of the renowned names in the collection. Cincinnati American Impressionist Painters Henry Potthast and Charles Kaelin are exhibited in the collection, along with paintings by Art Academy of Cincinnati graduate and professor Paul Chidlaw. Thomas C. Lindsay, Anthony Thieme, Edmond Darch Lewis and Worthington Whittredge are among other noteworthy landscape artists included.

 

The exhibition incorporates portraits by prolific Cincinnati painters Frank Duveneck, Henry Mosler and Elisabeth Nourse. Among the portraits is a unique painting of Frank Duveneck in a Sombrero by Herman H. Wessel.

 

It is Eisele Gallery’s objective to expose not only its clients, but the community to impressive, historically significant and attainable paintings. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will be donating a portion of the sales to the Cincinnati Art Museum.