The Cincinnati Art Museum joins the citywide commemoration of the Jewish Bicentennial with an in-depth examination of the life and work of Henry Mosler (1841–1920), the most important painter of Jewish faith from nineteenth-century Cincinnati.
Henry Mosler achieved an international reputation in the late nineteenth century for narrative paintings rich in detail. Born in Prussia to a Jewish family that settled in Cincinnati, the artist won success at the Salon exhibitions in Paris for paintings depicting the rituals of daily life in Brittany. Drawn from the extensive collection of the artist’s work at the Cincinnati Art Museum, with a few select loans, this exhibition relates Mosler’s journey and takes a close look at how he developed his paintings through studies across media.
The special exhibition Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial will be on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum from June 10–September 4, 2022.
More than 30 works by the artist are selected from the museum’s permanent collection, with a few notable loans including Mosler’s Plum Street Temple, from the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College.
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Sponsor: Proudly sponsored by the Cincinnati Art Museum and Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial