biographie de Jean MANNHEIM (1863-1945)

Birth place: Kreuznach, Germany

Death place: Pasadena, CA

Addresses: Illinois; Pasadena, CA

Profession: Painter, teacher

Studied: Ecole Delecluse; Colarossi; with DeLancey and Bouguereau; London Sch. Art.

Exhibited: Del Monte Art Gal.; Paris Salon; NAD; Blanchard Gal., 1909; Seattle Expo., 1909 (gold); San Diego Expo., 1915, (gold, med.); LACMA, 1915, 1917, 1922; GGE, 1939

Member: Laguna Beach AA; Pasadena, AC; Long Beach AA; Calif. A. Cl.

Work: Laguna Mus. of Art; Long Beach Mus. of Art; Springville, UT, Mus. of Art; Denver Mus.

Comments: He deserted from the German army as a young man, fleeing to France, where he began his studies in art. He supported himself in his trade as a bookbinder, and in 1881 came to the U.S. for the first time, visiting his sister in Chicago. He later taught in Decatur, IL, but went to teach in London, England shortly after the turn of the century for two years. Upon his return to the US, he taught in Denver, CO, moving to Pasadena, CA, in 1908. Besides his successful career in teaching art, he continued to paint portrait commissions, figures and landscapes en plein-air until his death. Position: founder, Stickney Memorial School of Fine Arts, Pasadena, CA. Teaching: Decatur, IL, art school; Frank Brangwyn's school in London; Denver Art School.

Sources: WW40; Hughes, Artists in California, 355; 300 Years of American Art, 574.

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