JOHN ZETTEL (1868-1950)
"Florida Coastline- 1932"
8 1/4" x 11 1/2", Watercolor on Paper 20305
John Zettel (1868-1950)
John Zettel was born in Austria in March 1868. Zettel appears to have arrived in Ohio when a small child. He had an architectural practice in Cincinnati until 1931.
He then retired to devote his time to travel and painting. While based in Ohio, he painted in San Miguel, CA in 1930-37 and Guernavaca, Mexico in 1940. He was the brother of Rookwood artist Josephine Zettel. Not much else is known about the artist but is recorded to have passed away in 1950.
Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940" & Cincinnati Enquirer, 7-27-1950 (obit).