An adventure in Cincinnati history through art
Founders’ Week
To advance the knowledge and love of visual art through education and fellowship
Our Mission . . .
The Cincinnati Art Club supports the growth of artists and the art they produce to enrich our community.
The art submitted was derived from historic works related to our founders, portraits and representations of Club functions, past or present. In conjunction many artists have created original art that depicts the history, cultural, and artistic development of this great city.
The funds raised during this Founders Week Event will help sustain programs and future initiative of the Cincinnati Art Club.
The primary fund raising event was a fine art juried competition based on history. . . Celebrating the history of the Cincinnati Art Club, and how it is married to the history of the city of Cincinnati. The exhibit, was held in the Wessel Gallery, opening March 7th, and scheduled to run through March 20, 2020, but was cut short by the pandemic COVID-19 Coronavirus.
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Introducing
The dragonfly is an allegory of the artist; arising from simple beginnings, the larvae struggle and emerge from the pond to take flight on beautiful wings. This emblem was designed by the artist, Henry F Farny, and was adopted by the Art Club in 1894.
The Current Art Club logo, is a visual representation of the dragonfly's beauty, maturity and accomplishment over early struggles, was designed in the early 1970s by the former Art Club president and distinguished artist, Don Dennis.
John Rettig, 1858-1932
Designated as the first President of the Cincinnati Art Club
Herman H. Wessel, 1878-1969
President of the Cincinnati Art Club, 1922 - 1924
The Wessel Gallery is named for him
Henry F. Farny born Ribeauville, France 1847 died Cincinnati, OH 1916 Second President of the Cincinnati Art Club, 1892- 1894
Frank Duveneck, 1848 - 1919 Fourth President of the Cincinnati Art Club, 1896- 1898
During the first 33 years, meetings were held at a number of rental locations. In 1923, the Art Club purchased the building at 527 East Third Street and after another 32 years of occupancy, the property was purchased by the City in 1955 for expressway construction. The present Cincinnati Art Club building was built on Parkside Place in Mt. Adams and inaugurated in 1957
An adventure in Cincinnati history through art
The dragonfly is an allegory of the artist; arising from simple beginnings, the larvae struggle and emerge from the pond to take flight on beautiful wings. This emblem was designed by the artist, Henry F Farny, and was adopted by the Art Club in 1894.
The Current Art Club logo, is a visual representation of the dragonfly's beauty, maturity and accomplishment over early struggles, was designed in the early 1970s by the former Art Club president and distinguished artist, Don Dennis.
John Rettig, 1858-1932
Designated as the first President of the Cincinnati Art Club
Henry F. Farny born Ribeauville, France 1847 died Cincinnati, OH 1916 Second President of the Cincinnati Art Club, 1892- 1894
Herman H. Wessel, 1878-1969
The Wessel Gallery is named for him
Frank Duveneck, 1848 - 1919 Fourth President of the Cincinnati Art Club, 1896- 1898
President of the Cincinnati Art Club, 1922 - 1924
During the first 33 years, meetings were held at a number of rental locations. In 1923, the Art Club purchased the building at 527 East Third Street and after another 32 years of occupancy, the property was purchased by the City in 1955 for expressway construction. The present Cincinnati Art Club building was built on Parkside Place in Mt. Adams and inaugurated in 1957
The primary fund raising event was a fine art juried competition based on history. . . Celebrating the history of the Cincinnati Art Club, and how it is married to the history of the city of Cincinnati. The exhibit, was held in the Wessel Gallery, opening March 7th, and scheduled to run through March 20, 2020, but was cut short by the pandemic COVID-19 Coronavirus.
The art submitted was derived from historic works related to our founders, portraits and representations of Club functions, past or present. In conjunction many artists have created original art that depicts the history, cultural, and artistic development of this great city.
Our Mission . . .To advance the knowledge and love of visual art through education and fellowship
The Cincinnati Art Club supports the growth of artists and the art they produce to enrich our community.
The funds raised during this Founders Week Event will help sustain programs and future initiative of the Cincinnati Art Club.