Edward Henry Potthast, ‘A Family Picnic’, ca. 1910-1920, Debra Force Fine Art

Signature: signed E. Potthast, lower left of center

Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Art Museum, Paintings by Edward H. Potthast 1957-1927 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Gross, 1965
Washington, DC, Corcorcan Gallery of Art, The Merrill J. Gross Collection of Edward Henry Potthast, March 16 – April 22, 1973, no. 51
Louisville, Kentucky, The J.B. Speed Art Museum, 1984, no. 10
Orlando, Florida, Orlando Museum of Art, Edward Potthast: An American Impressionist, January 7 – February 12, 1989, no. 32
Memphis, Tennessee, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Americans at Play: Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927), June 30 – September 22, 1996
Savannah, Georgia, Telfair Museum of Art, Edward Potthast: An American Impressionist, March 11 – May 25, 1997
Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Museum of Art, An American Impressionist: Edward Henry Potthast, August 31, 1997 – February 1, 1998
New York, Gerald Peters Gallery, Edward Henry Potthast: An American Impressionist, May 20 – June 20, 1998, p. 21, illus.

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Gross, Cincinnati, Ohio
By descent through the family to the present owners

About Edward Henry Potthast

American Impressionist Edward Henry Potthast is best known for his radiant summer scenes of beach-goers and sparkling surf. In his early career Potthast painted domestic interiors and landscapes that featured sound draftsmanship, dark tones, and solid unbroken strokes, but his style moved towards Impressionism after a visit to Europe in the 1880s. After he moved from Cincinnati to New York in 1895, Potthast spent summer months at seaside art colonies, including Gloucester, Rockport, and Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and Ogunquit and Monhegan Island, Maine, where he painted harbor views and people at the beach. Back in New York, he would go to Coney Island or Far Rockaway with his easel, paintbox, and a few panels.

American, 1857-1927, Cincinnati, Ohio, based in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York