Oil on Board
29 3/4 x 34 inches
William Hentschel was born in New York City in 1892. He studied at the Art Students League and Columbia University in New York, the University of Kentucky (where he got his degree) and the Cincinnati Art Academy. He was a well known painter, teacher, designer, and craftsperson. He was a designer for the Rookwood Pottery Company where he work until 1932 and produced over 4,000 designs for ceramics. He taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from 1921-57. He died in Burlington, Kentucky in 1962.
Art Academy of Cincinnati; ASL; Columbia University
Syracuse MFA; MMA; WMAA; CM; CGA; U.S. Nat. Mus; AIC; Marshall Field & Co.; Monticello College; Shimer Jr. College; Illinois State Fair, 1951; Indiana Univ.; Herron AI; Flint IA; Newark Mus; Milwaukee AI; Norton Gal; NOMA; Currier Art Gal; Butler AI; Portland OR Art Mus; PMA; SAM; Taft Museum (solo) 1945; Miami Beach AC
IBM; Smithsonian Inst.; MMA; CM; Western & Southern Life Ins. Bldg; Cincinnati (mural)