Man Playing Lute
25 x 19 1/2 inches
Signed Lower Right
David Rosenthal was a Cincinnati artist who was known as an American Impressionist. In the artistic lineage of John Henry Twachtman, Lewis Meakin and Frank Duveneck, his prints and paintings are valuable elements of Cincinnati's distinguished art history. His work had been praised by leading art experts throughout the country.
David was the only artist among eleven children of Franciska Baum and Samuel Rosenthal, owners of the highly regarded Cincinnati printing company S. Rosenthal. He studied painting and lithography at the Art Academy in Cincinnati with Frank Duveneck, Lewis Meaking, Joseph Henry Sharp, Vincent Nowotny and others. From 1899-1905 he studied painting in Florence, Rome, Venice, Paris, Munich, Berlin, and Dresden. AFter winning a scholarship in Munich, he exhibited at the Kuenstler Verein. He went on to win a scholarship at the Belle Arti in Rome, become a member of the Circlo Inernationale, and attend the Accademia of Milan.