About the Artist

Theodore Wendel (1859-1932) was the product of a Midwestern upbringing. He had two years of study at the University of Cincinnati School of Design and then continued his art studies in Munich. In 1897, he enrolled in Frank Duveneck’s class at Polling, Bavaria and studied in Italy for several years as one of the “Duveneck Boys,” spending winters in Florence and summers in Venice. He returned to America in 1881 and then went to Giverny, France in 1887 and became one of a small group of painters who were close to Claude Monet.