Cadurcis Plantagenet ReamGene Meier
Cadurcis Plantagenet Ream was born at Lancaster, Ohio on May 8,1838, at which place, until he was twenty years of age, he attended school. At the age of ten he began to develop a taste for drawing, taking fruit for his subjects, in which, in later years, he had become famous as an artist painting fruit subjects in oil. In the entire technique of representative qualities and modes of execution, his pieces are wonderfuly realistic and tantalizing to even the most fastidious appetite of the lover of good things. The beautiful and irridescent hues of the vases, the crystalline qualities of the goblets, the bijouterie adornments of his tables, with the reflection in their polished surface, are fitting accessories. Mr. Ream has travelled all over this country, has visited all the principal galleries of Europe, and last year was at the National Exhibition in Berlin, Germany. Among the wealthy lovers of art in the principal cities of this country and of Europe, his paintings are well known and have been sold. For two years he occupied a studio at No. 46 East Fourteenth Street, New York City. He came to Chicago in 1878, and opened a studio with Judge Freer on Clark Street, then at the Equitable Building, on Dearborn and Washington Streets, whence he moved to his present location. In May 1882, he married Miss Marie Gatsemeyer, of Hanover, Germany; they have one son, Cadurcis Plantagenet, Jr. Andreas History of Chicago, vol. III,pp.422-3.