Charles Salis Kaelin


Charles Salis Kaelin


Rockport Rocks
14 x 16 inches
Signed Lower Left


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Charles Salis Kaelin
(American, 1858-1929)
Charles Kaelin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1858. He is recognized as a Post-Impressionist painter in oils and pastels. He began spending his summers on Cape Ann, Massachusetts in 1900, and in 1916 he settled in Rockport where he painted harbor scenes and landscapes until his death. He was known as the "Hermit Painter", although he had many friends among his artist-neighbors. He was also a poster and advertising designer for F. Tuchfarber Lithography Co. and the Strobridge Lithography Co. in Cincinnati in the 1890’s.

McMicken School of Design with Thomas Noble, 1877-78; John Twachtman in Cincinnati; ASL, with Beckwith, 1879-80s

Cincinnati AC; Philadelphia AC; Rockport AA; North Shore AA

Cincinnati AM, from 1895; AIC; PAFA Ann., 1899-1903, 1926; Expo Universelle, Paris, 1900; St. Louis A. Mus., 1909 (solo); Pan-Pac. Expo., San Fran., 1915 (medal); Gallery on the Moors,1916-; Albright Art Gal. (Buffalo) and Cincinnati Art Museum, 1920 (solo show organized by Kaelin’s NYC dealers); Traxel’s Galleries, Cincinnati, 1930 (solo); Cincinnati AC; Soc. of Western Artists; Phila. WCC; North Shore AA; Rockport AA; Spanierman Gal. NY, 1990

Cincinnati Art Museum; Queen City Club; Cincinnati University Club

WW27; Dialogues with Nature: Works by Charles Salis Kaelin (1858-1929); Exhibition Catalog with essays by Carol Lowrey and Richard Boyle (Spanierman, 1990); Cincinnati Painters of the Golden Age; Falk, Exh. Record Series