John Ellsworth Weis Landscape Oil Painting of Forest Stream
John Ellsworth Weis (Ohio/Indiana, 1892 – 1962)
Untitled (landscape), 1927
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower right
Label to verso from Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Born in Indiana, John Weis moved to Higginsport, Ohio, then to Norwood, Ohio when he was a child. Due to family struggles, he found it necessary to work several day jobs in order to attend classes at the Cincinnati Art Academy in the evenings. Faculty members at the Academy, including Frank Duveneck, James Hopkins, L.H. Meakin, and Herman Wessel, were so impressed with both Weis’ talent and his work ethic, that at the age of 22 he was offered a full-time position at the Academy. He taught at the Academy for the next 38 years, mentoring many up-and-coming young artists in Cincinnati. Weis’ work was exhibited at the Paris Salon, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among other institutions.
- slight buckle to canvas to lower left; scattered accretion and finish wear to frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 19.5" W x 15.5" H.