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Gustave Cimiotti
Pastoral Landscape
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 in.
Gustave Cimiotti

(American, 1875-1969)

Gustave Cimiotti was a teacher and painter who was born in New York City in 1875 and died in that city in 1969. He studied at the Art Students League in NYC with Mowbray, Cox, Beckwith, J.A. Weir, Robert Blum and John Twachtman from 1895-1899; at the Académie Julian in Paris with J.P. Laurens and B. Constant from 1899-1900 and at the Académie Delacluse in Paris in 1900. Although he was only a member of the Salmagundi Club (NYC) and the Grand Central Art Galleries of New York, he extensively exhibited in Paris, at the National Academy of Design, the PAFA and the Art Institute of Chicago and he became well known for his impressionistic landscape.

Cimiotti was a close friend of Winslow Homer and John LaFarge and he was called "The Grand Old Man of Romanticism," probably because at the age of 93 he began to paint still life paintings and he was known for his charismatic love stories verbally told to anyone who would listen.

Cimiotti painted in Bermuda (1920s) and Monhegan (1930s) and taught at the Pratt Institute, the Art League of the Doherty Society and privately. From 1911-1925 he was Director of the Newark School of Fine Industrial Arts.

References: Who Was Who in American Art, volume 1, p. 648; Who's Who in American Art, 1940, 1957