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.
McMicken School of Design, 1873-81, with Duveneck, Potthast; Paris with Collin, Courtois,Prinet
SC; Cincinnati AC; AFA
PAFA Ann, 1896-1910; Boston AC, 1902; AIC; S. Indp. A. 1917
Cincinnati Art Museum
WW31; Samuels, 396; Cincinnati Painters of the Golden Age, 97 (w/ illus.); Falk, Exhibition Record Series.