Jean Mannheim Self Portrait
Self Portrait
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Jean Mannheim
1863 - 1945

Jean Mannheim was a deserter from the German Army, and probably for good reason. As a young man, he fled to Paris, pursuing art studies at the Ecole Delecluse and Academie Colarossi.

Jean Mannheim Photo with Pipe
With pipe

Jean Mannheim by Stairs in his Studio
by stairs in his studio
Jean Mannheim Photo Portrait
photo portrait

"For nearly four decades, Mannheim was an active teacher and mentor and a well-known contributor to the Southern California art scene. The title of the book is drawn from a 1916 art review that highlighted the breadth of Mannheim’s paintings, ranging from formal and casual portraits, to scenes of people at work or play, to plein-air landscapes of California’s unspoiled shorelines, valleys, mountains and deserts. His body of work not only provides a glimpse of the impressionist movement that energized and supplied an identity for the burgeoning Southern California population, but also captures and preserves images of a bygone era."

Later in the 1880's, Mannheim emigrated to the U.S., settling in Chicago where he was a portait painter, and also an art teacher in the downstate town of Decatur. From there, he went to London where he taught for two years, and after returning to the U.S. and teaching art for a brief time in Denver, he settled in Pasadena in 1908 and built a home on the rim of the Arroyo Seco.

In Southern California, Mannheim developed the bright style of painting landscapes for which he is best known. In Pasadena, he continued his interest in teaching art by establishing the Stickney Memorial School of Fine Arts in 1913. Over his four decade long career, he was exhibited widely, received numerous awards. His paintings are in the Oakland Museum, the Irvine Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Sources: AskArt.com, Artists in California 1786 - 1940, Edan Milton Hughes, 3d ed.

Jean Mannheim Sunset Glow

Jean Mannheim Sunset Glow Signature Sunset Glow
12 x 15 1/2
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Jean Mannheim Sunset Glow with Frame
Custom frame by
Bernard Vandeuren
Vandeuren Archival Framing
West Hollywood, California

Jean Mannheim Sunset Glow Closeup