Albert Valentien


Albert Valentien


The Sea

Oil on Board
5 x 7 1/2 inches

Signed Lower Right

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Albert Valentien

(American, 1862-1925)

Albert Valentien was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1862.  He was a part of the staff at Rookwood Potteries from 1881-1905.  He and his wife Anna Marie Valentien settled in San Diego in 1908 and established the Valentien Pottery Company.  Commissioned by Ellen Browning Scripps to record California’s wildflowers, he produced 1200 watercolors between 1908-18.  He died in 1925 in San Diego, California.


Art Academy of Cincinnati with Nobel and Duveneck


Cincinnati AC; San Diego AG; Jury of Awards, Pan-Calif.; Expo, San Diego, 1916.


Cincinnati Expo, 1898; SWA; Omaha Expo, 1898; PAFA Ann. 1899; Paris Expo, 1900; Blanchard Gall, LA; Pan-Pac. Expo, San Francisco, 1915


San Diego Museum of Natural History; State Library, Sacramento, CA; Bowers Museum, Santa Ana; State Capitol Bldg, Sacremento


WW24; WW47; Gerdts, Art Across America, Vol.3; Falk, Exh. Record Series