Martin Rettig Floral Still Life Oil Painting
Martin Rettig (Ohio, 1869 – 1956)
Untitled (floral still life), early to mid 20th century
Oil on canvas board
Signed to lower right
Martin Rettig was born in 1869 in Cincinnati, Ohio to a German beer brewer, and was the younger brother of artist John Rettig (1855 – 1932). He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, under Frank Duveneck (1848 – 1919) and began his career as a decorator at the famed Rookwood Pottery from 1882-1885. There he was known for his Japonesque style design work typical of the pottery at the time. Rettig went on to become a prolific painter, focusing on floral oil paintings, and he was the president of the Cincinnati Art Club from 1918-1920.
- light abrasions and wear to frame; signature somewhat effaced (possibly signed in ink).
- measures frame; canvas board measures 12" W x 16" H.