Jean MANNHEIM (American, 1861-1945) ✿

Jean Mannheim (1863- 1945) was a German-born American artist and educator, known for his California Impressionist paintings. He was active in Decatur, Illinois and Pasadena, California.

He studied art at Académie Delécluse and Académie Colarossi in Paris, and under artists Paul-Louis Delance and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. In 1884, he immigrated to Illinois where he taught at the Decatur Art School, some of his students in Decatur included artists Roy Brown and Charles Crocker.
In 1908, Mannheim and his wife settled in Pasadena, California. In 1909, Mannheim built his house and art studio at 500 South Arroyo Boulevard, and the areas was a popular location for many of his landscape paintings. He lived nearby Ernest A. Batchelder. He was a member of the California Art Club.
In 1912, the opening of the Stickney Memorial Art School was led by Mannheim and Channel Pickering “C.P.” Townsley, which was in operation until 1934. Students of Mannheim's in Los Angeles included Marie Boening Kendall, Effie Anderson Smith, amongst others.

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