(1855 - 1932)
John Rettig was active/lived in Ohio / Netherlands. John Rettig is known for painting, design, pottery modeler.
Biography John Rettig
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of a German beer brewer. He took an interest in art at an early age, and when he was fifteen, Rettig began to paint frescos. He then studied at the McMicken School of Design (a division of the University of Cincinnati). Graduating in 1881, he also studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with Frank Duveneck and Edward Henry Potthast.
Rettig traveled to Europe and studied in Paris with Raphael Collin and Gustave Courtois. As an artist, he was a painter, sculptor, muralist, and a theatrical set designer. With his younger brother, Martin Rettig, a fellow artist, he decorated and modeled Rookwood Pottery.
Dubbed as the "Wizard of Scenic Creation", he was best know
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