Cincinnati People at the Cincinnati Art Museum

By Jackie Reau, Publisher/Editor

Last weekend, I beat the heat and enjoyed a Sunday afternoon visit to the Cincinnati Art Museum. We are a very fortunate city to have such a beautiful and extensive museum. Having worked at the CAM for five years in the late 90s, I also look forward to a visit to see “old friends hanging on the walls.” This time, I focused on Cincinnati People hanging on the walls and installed throughout the galleries. Enjoy the tour of Cincinnati People.

 Charles T. Webber's painting, "The Underground Railroad" features three prominent Cincinnati abolitionists: Levi Coffin (at right of cart), his wife, Catharine, (standing at center) and Hannah Haydock (far left). 

Charles T. Webber's painting, "The Underground Railroad" features three prominent Cincinnati abolitionists: Levi Coffin (at right of cart), his wife, Catharine, (standing at center) and Hannah Haydock (far left). 

 Archbishop William Henry Elder, portrait by Thomas Eakins.

Archbishop William Henry Elder, portrait by Thomas Eakins.

 Sir Alfred Traber Goshorn, the first director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, portrait by Frank Duveneck.

Sir Alfred Traber Goshorn, the first director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, portrait by Frank Duveneck.

 Fountain Square Pantomime by Joseph Henry Sharp.

Fountain Square Pantomime by Joseph Henry Sharp.

 Study Head of a Man by Cincinnati artist Thomas Satterwhite Noble.

Study Head of a Man by Cincinnati artist Thomas Satterwhite Noble.

 Arguably one of the most famous Cincinnati paintings by Frank Duveneck in the museum's collection. "Whistling Boy" by Frank Duveneck painted in 1872.

Arguably one of the most famous Cincinnati paintings by Frank Duveneck in the museum's collection. "Whistling Boy" by Frank Duveneck painted in 1872.

 Frances Schillinger Hinkle, a portrait by Frank Duveneck of a mother of nine who was a member of the Women's Art Museum Association, which founded the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Frances Schillinger Hinkle, a portrait by Frank Duveneck of a mother of nine who was a member of the Women's Art Museum Association, which founded the Cincinnati Art Museum.

 Former Mayor of Hamilton, Ohio Ezekiel Walker by painter Joseph Onel Eaton.

Former Mayor of Hamilton, Ohio Ezekiel Walker by painter Joseph Onel Eaton.

 Sarah Worthington King Peter sculpture by Charles Bullet in 1854. She founded the Ladies Academy of Fine Arts in Cincinnati.

Sarah Worthington King Peter sculpture by Charles Bullet in 1854. She founded the Ladies Academy of Fine Arts in Cincinnati.

 Judge Jacob Burnet, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, sculpture by Hiram Powers in 1841.

Judge Jacob Burnet, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice, sculpture by Hiram Powers in 1841.

 Friedrich Billiods, founder of the former Lafayette Brewery in Cincinnati.

Friedrich Billiods, founder of the former Lafayette Brewery in Cincinnati.

 Pete Rose by Andy Warhol commissioned to mark the 4,192 hit by Pete. The work of art was delivered to the Museum on September 9, 1985 and Pete broke the all-time hit record two days later on September 11.

Pete Rose by Andy Warhol commissioned to mark the 4,192 hit by Pete. The work of art was delivered to the Museum on September 9, 1985 and Pete broke the all-time hit record two days later on September 11.

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