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 Charles J. McLaughlin  (1888 - 1964)

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Biography from Ran Gallery:
Charles Jasper McLaughlin’s (1890 - 1964) works were shown extensively at prestigious galleries in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and in New York City between the 1930s through the late 1940s.  Although The Enquirer said of McLaughlin in his obituary, “[O]ne of metropolitan Cincinnati’s greatest painters,” history has forgotten the work of this Covington, Kentucky born artist.

McLaughlin attended Holmes High School in Covington and the Cincinnati Art Academy in 1905 where he studied under Frank Duveneck.  He also studied fresco painting in France under the guidance of Paul Boudoin and Robert LeMontaigne-St. Hubert at the Sorbonne in Paris.  Further, the young artist studied landscape painting under Andre Strauss and Raymond Balland (dates unknown).

McLaughlin was a man of many talents and interests.  For instance, he spent two summers studying architecture at Fontainebleau, France.  Later, in 1916, McLaughlin designed his own home in Covington, “The Riverside House.”  In addition, he designed the interior of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington.  He worked at Rookwood as a decorator from 1913 to 1920.  During some time, dates unknown, he worked for the Kentucky Post.

For a period in the early 1920s McLaughlin did architectural work with the Ferro Concrete Company in Cincinnati.  From 1927 to 1929 he taught architecture at the Texas A. and M College, and by the early 1930s he returned to Cincinnati to once again study painting at the Cincinnati Art Academy.

McLaughlin traveled to France, Italy, Corsica, Greece and Mexico. Out of the places he visited, Mexico must have held a special place in his heart because he owned a “picturesque place” at Saltillo (The Enquirer).  His studio in Mexico shows up in many of his landscapes, such as Mesa and Mountains (date unknown) and Satillo’s Matterhorn (date unknown).

Exhibitions:
February 14th-26th 1938 at the Getz-Brown Galleries at 114 West Seventh Street in Cincinnati.

November of 1938 33 paintings at the Warwick Galleries at 2026 Walnut Street in Philadelphia

Duke Galleries in Philadelphia, 1939

Betty Brown Gallery, October 21 to November 2, 1940

Loring Andrews in June 1943

Betty Brown Gallery in Kreimers, in Cincinnati 1941
November 18th - 30th 1946 at the Loring Andrews Galleries

May 23rd - June 20th 1938 at the Morton Galleries, 130 West 57th street, New York City, appears that the gallery published a corresponding catalogue of his works, Paintings by Charles J. McLaughlin: At the Morton Galleries, 130 West 57th street, New York
Some of the works included in the show were: Spring on the Tennessee, Calvi - Birthplace of Columbus, Taxco, Northern Mexico - Near Saltillo, French Gardens - Seine Near Cuernavaca & Wall Gardens- Calvi

Betty Brown Gallery, 128 E. Fourth Street, the Kreimer & Brother Co., Cincinnati, Oct. 16-28, 1939

Museum of Zanesville, OH in November, year unknown

Fifth annual New Year show at the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, OH, Jan. of 1940

Sources include:
Kentucky Post
The Philadelphia Enquirer, December 4, 1938
The Cincinnati Enquirer, by Mary Alexander, November 1944
The Artists Bluebook: 34,000 North American Artist to March 2005 by AskART.com, Inc, Lonnie Pierson Dunbier, Editor (2005)
Davenport’s Art Reference: The Gold Edition by Ray Davenport (2004)
Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Hastings Falk, Editor (1999)
Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary, editor Glenn B. Opitz (1986)
Dictionary of American Artists by Glenn Opitz (1982)
Index of Artists by Daniel Trowbridge Mallett (1948)


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