Jack Meanwell Watercolor Painting with Trees, Late 20th Century
Jack Meanwell (Canadian/American, 1919 – 2005)
Untitled, late 20th century
Watercolor painting on paper
Signed to the lower left
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Jack Meanwell began his formal artistic training at the Detroit Art Academy and the Society of Arts and Crafts during the Great Depression, focusing on commercial arts, before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. After a brief and unfulfilling career advertising for Ford and Chrysler in 1945, Meanwell and his family relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he would eventually make his home and realize his calling, painting, and instructing with great conviction at the Art Academy of Cincinnati for over 25 years. Meanwell remains one of the most highly sought-after collected Cincinnati painters and is often associated with fellow Cincinnati painter and friend, Paul Chidlaw. His works are represented in the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum.
- wear to edges of frame; heavy dust and accretions present to glass and frame; debris present under glass; toning to paper; slight billow to paper.
- measures frame; sight measures 24" W x 18" H.