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Jack Meanwell Studio Tour & Sale.

Thursday, March 21, 6:00 - 8:00 PM @ Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Place

Join Eisele Gallery and The Estate of Jack Meanwell for this exclusive event! The Essex Studios has been home to the remaining inventory after the artists passing in 2005. Hundreds of canvases and works on paper are now available for viewing and purchase. Many of these paintings have never been exhibited and are now available directly through the Eisele Gallery. Do not miss the opportunity to collect unique works from this important and well respected Cincinnati artist. Gallery assistants will be on site to assist with viewing the inventory - special pricing is available. Space is limited and RSVP is essential - please see the links below to reserve your spot! The Meanwell Studio is located on the 2nd floor at The Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Place, Cincinnati, Ohio. Free parking is available. Light refreshments provided.

Jack Meanwell (1919-2005) was well known for his landscape and figurative work in styles ranging from totally abstract to realist. He has spent over 25 years as an instructor in the community education program at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and, while living in Cincinnati, has maintained a studio in an 1818 mansion called Elmwood Hall in Ludlow, Kentucky. He and his wife spend their summers in Canada.

Meanwell grew up in Windsor, Ontario, across the river from Detroit, and attended the Detroit Art Academy and the Society of Arts and Crafts. The Depression was raging, so he shifted his energies to commercial art at a technical school. During World War II, he was in the Royal Canadian Air Force and instructed ground crews about radar. In 1945, he joined Greenhow Art Studios, which handled the advertising for Ford and Chrysler, but he found that work boring and uncreative. Thus, he and his wife and son drove to Cincinnati, where Meanwell became half-owner with his father-in-law of Wallingford Coffee Company. That endeavor lasted until 1972, when he turned to full-time painting and the instructorship at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Jack Meanwell passed away in 2005, at the age of 86.


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