John Rettig
1855 - 1932


John Rettig
(American, 1855-1932)
John Rettig was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1855. Much of his life was spent in Holland, among the fishing villages. He also decorated and modeled Rookwood pottery. Afterwards he painted theatrical scenery; produced pageants in Cincinnati and NYC; and went to North Africa, Mexico, and the Southwest.

Studied
McMicken School of Design, 1873-81, with Duveneck, Potthast; Paris with Collin, Courtois,Prinet

Member
SC; Cincinnati AC; AFA

Exhibited
PAFA Ann, 1896-1910; Boston AC, 1902; AIC; S. Indp. A. 1917

Work
Cincinnati Art Museum

Resources
WW31; Samuels, 396; Cincinnati Painters of the Golden Age, 97 (w/ illus.); Falk, Exhibition Record Series.