Oil on Canvas
15 x 19 1/4 inches
Signed Lower Right
Gustave Cimiotti (1875-1969) a painter known for his Romanticism, traveled and painted widely and was close friends of Winslow Homer and John LaFarge. He painted into his mid-nineties, highly regarded and well liked.
His work was shown at the Paris World's Fair in 1900 and also at the controversial Armory Show of 1913 in New York City, a show that changed the course of art in the United States.
He began his art education at the Art Students League in New York, where he studied under Robert Blum, Oliver Reid, Karl Volk, and John Twachtmann. From the League, he went to Paris in 1899 to the Academy Julian and the Delacluse Academy.
He returned to New York and had a studio for 54 years in New York at 51 W. 10th Street where William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer, and John La Farge also worked.
He taught at the Berkshire Summer School of Art, the Montclair Museum School, the old Whitney Museum School, the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, and the Pratt Institute.