Gustave Cimiotti Jr. (1875-1969)
Exceptionally early painting by American artist Gustave Cimiotti Jr. (1875-1969). Crecy-en-Brie, c.1899-1905. Oil on artists board measures 7.5 x 10.5 inches. Unframed. No damage or restoration. No overpaint. Signed lower left. Signed verso in pencil. Verso inscription identifies location and provides a NYC address.
Birth place: NYC
Death place: NYC
Profession: Painter, teacher
Studied: ASL, with Mowbray, Cox, Beckwith, J.A. Weir, R. Blum, John Twachtman, 1895-99; Académie Julian, Paris, with J.P. Laurens and B. Constant, 1899-1900; Acad. Delacluse, Paris, 1900
Exhibited: Universal Exposition, Paris, 1900; NAD, 1906-32, 1940; Corcoran Gal, 1907, 1919; PAFA, 1908-10, 1915-25; Armory Show, AIC, 1911, 1925; NYC, 1913; SAA; SC; S.Indp.A.
Member: SC; Grand Central Art Galleries; Studio 51 West 10 St., NYC
Work: Newark Mus.
Comments: Cimiotti was a friend of John La Farge and Winslow Homer. Still painting at the age of ninety-three, he was called the “Grand Old Man of Romanticism.” He traveled and painted widely, including Bermuda in the 1920s-30s, and on Monhegan Island, ME. Teaching: Pratt Inst.; Art League of the Doherty Sorority. Position: Dir. Newark Sch. Fine and Indust Arts, 1919-25.