Raymond Neilson (American,1881 – 1964)

Raymond Neilson (American,1881 – 1964)

Raymond Neilson (American,1881 – 1964) “Moroccan City”

Oil on Board

Known for portraits and still life painting, New York City painter Raymond Neilson had well-known portrait subjects such as Admiral William Halsey; Dr. Francis Blake, Dean of the Yale Medical School; and World War II hero Brigadeer General Frederick Castle. He also did a portrait of Hayley Lever, fellow Academician at the National Academy of Design. Many of the portraits were done for Civic Organizations and presented at ceremonies commemorating the subject of the portrait. Neilson won many awards for his painting including exhibition prizes at the Paris Salon, the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, the National Academy of Design, and the Salmagundi Club. Other exhibition venues included the New York World’s Fair of 1939, Carnegie Institute International, and Grand Central Art Galleries. Neilson was born in New York City and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1905. However, in 1908 he gave up a Navy career to follow his art, but he was reinstated during World War I and served overseas as an aide to Admiral William Sims. Then he studied at the Art Students League in New York, in Paris, and at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


Raymond Neilson (American,1881 – 1964)

Raymond Neilson (American,1881 – 1964) “Franco-Moroccan War”

Oil on Board 11 x 15 1/2 inches

Known for portraits and still life painting, New York City painter Raymond Neilson had well-known portrait subjects such as Admiral William Halsey; Dr. Francis Blake, Dean of the Yale Medical School; and World War II hero Brigadeer General Frederick Castle. He also did a portrait of Hayley Lever, fellow Academician at the National Academy of Design. Many of the portraits were done for Civic Organizations and presented at ceremonies commemorating the subject of the portrait. Neilson won many awards for his painting including exhibition prizes at the Paris Salon, the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, the National Academy of Design, and the Salmagundi Club. Other exhibition venues included the New York World’s Fair of 1939, Carnegie Institute International, and Grand Central Art Galleries. Neilson was born in New York City and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1905. However, in 1908 he gave up a Navy career to follow his art, but he was reinstated during World War I and served overseas as an aide to Admiral William Sims. Then he studied at the Art Students League in New York, in Paris, and at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


Simon Durand (Swiss, 1838 – 1896)

Simon Durand (Swiss, 1838 – 1896) “End of the School Day”

Oil on Canvas 28 x 24 inches

There is little known about Simon Durand.  The Geneva artist studied first with the Louis-Moïse Spiess and later attended the class of the landscape painter Barthélemy Menn at the École des Beaux-Arts in Calvinstadt.  He gained prominence mainly through his portraits and genre scenes, which he publicly presented from 1862 onwards.  In the 1860s he spent several months in Paris, where he was able to develop artistically.  For the town hall of Plainpalais, he later created the wall painting “Les Promotions”.


John Laslett Pott (British, 1837 – 1898)

John Laslett Pott (British 1837 – 1898) “Gentleman with Letter”

Oil on Canvas 32 x 26 inches

Pott favored historical subjects and scenes from the Napoleonic era. A few of the historical scenes are Mary Queen of Scots on Her Way to Her Execution and Charles I After His Trial; his studies of Napoleon include Napoleon’s Farewell to Josephine and Napoleon’s Speech to his Army before the Battle of the Pyramids. Several of his paintings are in small museums (for example, Harris Museum in Preston and the Nottingham Castle Museum) and private collections.

This piece was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1884.


After: Jacob de Backer

After: Jacob de Backer (Belgian 1545/50 – 1599) “Last Judgment”

Oil on Wood 30in x 22 1/2in


19th Century

“Journey to the Crucifixion”

Oil on Canvas 60in X 36in


A. Bancroft (19th/20th Century)

A. Bancroft (19th/20th Century) “New Birth”

Oil on Canvas 51in x 37in


August Rieper (German, 1865 – 1940)

August Rieper (German, 1865-1940) “Woman Reading a Book”

Oil on Board 36in x 31.75in

 


Italian Old Master (17th Century)

Italian Old Master (17th Century) “The Last Communion of Saint Jerome”

Oil on Canvas 34in x 25in


Otto Eichinger (Austrian, 1922 – 2004)

Otto Eichinger (Austrian, 1922 – 2004) “The Card Players”

Oil on Canvas 38in x 32in

Otto Eichinger was born in 1922 in Vienna, Austria. He died in 2004. Otto was the third generation of artists in the Eichinger family painting in this realistic style. His father, also a portrait painter, was Erwin Eichinger. Otto Eichinger said he painted with a horse hair, which although was an exaggeration, his point was that each small wrinkle line of the faces in his portraits were painted with extreme precision and care. He used a magnifying glass to assist in creating the smallest details in his paintings. This was the last in the line of Eichinger artists who painted. Otto’s son became a musician instead of a painter ending the line of painter artists of portraits in the Eichinger family lineage. Otto Eichinger attended the art academies of Vienna Austria and Munich Germany. Afterwards he went on to study Lithography but decided to pursue painting as a career like his father. Otto continued the tradition and specialized in finely detailed portraits of Bavarian men, Cardinals and Rabbis.


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About The Curator

Carol Seelig Eastman is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Knohl Collection. In this role, she passionately explores the artist’s personal, social, and political world and places their art in a meaningful historical context. Her thematic exhibitions provide visual and educational stimulation that attract and engage a diverse museum audience.