John Rettig

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John Rettig


Provincetown, 1924

Oil on Board

12 x 15 inches

Signed Lower Right

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John Rettig (1855-1932)

John Rettig was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1855.  Much of his life was spent in Holland, among the fishing villages.  He also decorated and modeled Rookwood pottery.  Afterwards he painted theatrical scenery; produced pageants in Cincinnati and NYC; and went to North Africa, Mexico, and the Southwest.


McMicken School of Design, 1873-81, with Duveneck, Potthast; Paris with Collin, Courtois,Prinet


SC; Cincinnati AC; AFA


PAFA Ann, 1896-1910; Boston AC, 1902; AIC; S. Indp. A. 1917


Cincinnati Art Museum


WW31; Samuels, 396; Cincinnati Painters of the Golden Age, 97 (w/ illus.); Falk, Exhibition Record Series.