Join Eisele Gallery on Friday June 14th to celebrate the life and work of artists Jack Meanwell (1919-2005), Paul Chidlaw (1900-1989) and Harry Reisiger (1922-2009). Each artist lead a successful fine art career and their artwork is still ingrained in Cincinnati’s culture to this day.
Canadian artist, Jack Meanwell taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, starting in 1976. Meanwell’s fine art career spanned 36 years in Cincinnati and included 100 art exhibits in the region and beyond. Meanwell’s artwork has been included in numerous corporate, institutional and private collections such as Cincinnati Bell, American Financial, Western and Southern Life, Marietta College, the University of Windsor.
Paul Chidlaw attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1919. After a short commercial design career and extensive traveling, Chidlaw moved back to Cincinnati and taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati for 16 years. He influenced artists such as Jim Dine and Tom Wesselmann. Both artists are included in the Cincinnati Art Museum Collection. Abstract expressionism was so influced by Paul Chidlaw and Jack Meanwell that they are believed to be some of the first in the region.
Harry Reigiser was represented by Phyillis Weston. He attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati