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Charles A. Meurer Oil Painting "Still Life with Vase, Pipe and Parrot"

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Charles A. Meurer (Ohio/Germany, 1865 – 1955)
Still Life with Vase, Pipe and Parrot, 1932
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower left

Charles Meurer was born in Germany to American parents, and was raised in Tennessee. He eventually settled in Terrace Park, Ohio, where he maintained a studio until his death in 1955. He was proclaimed “the last living member of the great school of American Trompe L’oeil.” He had studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Frank Duveneck, as well as in France at the Academy Julian and Ecole des Beaux-Arts. However, it was seeing the work of Michael Harnett at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition of 1886 that inspired his exploration of Trompe L’Oeil. His work My Passport, painted the year of Harnett’s death, won honorable mention at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and established his national reputation.


- canvas has been relined; scattered areas of inpainting and craquelure; areas have been revarnished; nicks and minor surface wear to frame.


20.25" W x 24.0" H x 1.75" D

- measures frame; visible image measures 15.25" W x 19.25" H.

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