CINCINNATI, OHIO – Cincinnati Art Gallery will present paintings and drawings by Paul Chidlaw, opening Friday, April 27, with a reception from 5 to 8 pm.
Chidlaw was born in Cleves, Ohio, in 1900. His training included studies at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and with the Cubist French master, Andre L’Hote, also in Paris.
Chidlaw returned to Cincinnati and joined the Art Academy staff. He continued to paint and teach in his own studio until his death in 1989. Today the main gallery at the academy is named in honor of him.
The 50 works in this show span six decades and continually draw on his grounding in European Modernism. From a drawing of a face that could have been done by Matisse, to an abstracted bullfight evocative of Picasso, to sun-drenched abstracted figures on a Greek beach, he was a master of line and color.
The show continues through May 26 at 225 East Sixth Street. For information, 513/381-2128.