Leo Mielziner (1869-1935) [RA 1912-1935]


Leo Mielziner (1869-1935)

[RA 1912-1935]
American Realist portraitist, illustrator and educator ;
L. Mielziner ; Leo Mielziner ; Leo Mielzeiner ; Leo Mielziener ;
[Born December 8, 1869 in New York, NY – died August 11, 1935 at Little Hollow Downs [his summer home] in Truro, MA]

 

SAL record control number: 67539 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Leo Mielziner (1869-1935) [RA 1912-1935] biography:

Birth: December 8, 1869 in New York, NY ;
Death: August 11, 1935 at Little Hollow Downs [his summer home] in Truro, MA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Sagittarius ;

Known for: Portrait illustration ; cartoons ; character drawings ;
Medium: Pen ; pencil ; charcoal ; chalks ; watercolor ; oil ;
Technique: Drawing ; painting ;
Subjects: People ; Salmagundi members ;

Areas: New York, NY (1912-1935) ; Cincinnati, OH (1880-1894) ; Paris, France (1890-1895, 1904) ; Truro, MA [summers] ; Florence, Italy (1895) ; Rome, Italy (1895) ; Milan, Italy (1895) ; Nashville, TN (1930) ;
Region: North East ; Mid-west ;
Lived: New York, NY (1912-1935) ; Cincinnati, OH (1880-1894) ; Paris, France (1890-1895, 1904) ; Truro, MA [summer home] ; Pike’s Opera House, Cincinnati, OH, studio (1895) ;
Father: Dr. Moses [Moshe] Yaakov Mielziner (?-?), a German rabbi & theology scholar ;
Mother: Rosetta (Lewald) Mielziner (?-?), Danish ;
Relatives: Osa Mielziner (1862-?), sister ; Henry Mielziner (1865-1895), brother ; Rose Mielziner (1865-?), sister ; Ernestine Mielziner (1866-1951), sister ; Benjamin “Benny” Mielziner
(1867-1959), brother ; Bella or Belle Mielziner (1869-1935), sister, twin of Leo ; Dora Mielziner (1871-1955), sister ; Jacob Mielziner (1877-?), brother ;
Spouse: Ella McKenna Friend Mielziner (1873-1968), wife, married in Cincinnati, OH, 1896, part a long line of theater families, writer and illustrator ;
Children: Joseph “Jo” Mielziner (1901-1976), son, theater designer ; Kenneth (Leo) MacKenna Mielziner Jr (1899-1962), son, actor ;

Training: Cincinnati Museum Association Art Academy [Cincinnati Art Academy], Cincinnati, OH (1880-1889) ; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (1890-1893) under Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) ; Royal Academy of Copenhagen, Denmark ; Academie Julian, Paris, France under William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) ; Kroyer studio, Copenhagen, Denmark ;
Instructors: William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) ; Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) ;
Work: Portraits of Attorney General Harlan F Stone, President Woodrow Wilson, John Basset Moore, Nathan Abbott (a historian), Calvin Coolidge, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Dr. Solomon Schechter, J Pierpont Morgan, Thomas Edison, Dr. Chase Elliot, Ambassador Straus, Secretary of State Knox, Patrick Tracy, artist Loeb ; Jewish Welfare Board, Coblenz, France, regional director ; Widely lectured on art ;

Taught: Miniature painting students, Boston, MA (1898) ; Art Students’ League of New York, New York, NY (1913-1915) ;
Students:

Member: Salmagundi, New York, NY, resident artist member (1912-1935), secretary of club (1921-1922) ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ; American Art Society, Paris, France, president ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi, New York, NY ; Closson’s Art Store, Cincinnati, OH (1893, 1910) ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ; American Art Society, Paris, France ;
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Digital-born document number:
SAL.2021.67539

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Record birth date:
July 17, 2021

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