George Gustav Adomeit
(1879 - 1967)
George Gustav Adomeit was active/lived in Ohio / Germany. George Adomeit is known for landscape, coastal and urban-industry painting.
Born in Germany, George Adomeit came to the United States with his family in 1883, settling in Cleveland, Ohio where he supported himself as a commercial artist and printmaker. He trained in commercial printing, studied at the Cleveland School of Art, and had a successful printing company known as the Caxton Press.
He emerged in the 1920s as one of the region's leading painters of American Scene genre, especially known for industrial subjects. Many of his pictures are in the Cleveland Museum.
George Adomeit (1879-1967)
A major painter of American scene subjects, George Adomeit was born in Memel, Germany, and came to Cleveland at the age of four with his family. Encouraged by his family, he set up a drawing studio in his home at the age of eight. Adomeit took art lessons throughout his high school years and, after winning a full scholarship to the Cleveland School of Art, chose instead a three-year apprenticeship in lithography. He was the cofounder of the Caxton Company, an engraving and commercial art firm that gained national acclaim.
Adomeit's talent for drawing led him to formal training at the Cleveland School of Art, where he graduated in 1911. His first exhibition was of work done outdoors in Zoar, Ohio, a popular plein air painting locale for artists interested in rural subject matter. His imagery was inspired by many other locations, including the Cleveland area and vacation spots such as Cape Cod, Monhegan Island off the coast of Main, and sites in Mexico, Canada and Brazil.
Adomeit gained a national reputation by showing in exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and many museums in the East and Midwest. After his retirement from the Caxton Company in 1956, Adomeit continued to travel, paint and exhibit.