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Louis Michel Eilshemius

(American, 1864–1941)

Street in Biskra

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Object Details

Artist

Louis Michel Eilshemius

Date

ca. 1893

Medium

Oil on hardboard

Dimensions

Image: 28 x 24 1/2 inches (71.1 x 62.2 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. Seymour Sloan

Object
Number

69.163

If you notice the artist’s signature in the lower right corner of this painting, you will see the al(…)

If you notice the artist’s signature in the lower right corner of this painting, you will see the alternate spelling of his name: ELSEHMUS. In the apparent belief that his difficult and exotic-sounding name hampered his art career, Eilshemius signed his name in this simplified way between 1890 and 1913. Though he craved respect and recognition, significant sales and broad acclaim eluded him to the end. (“The Best Way to Prepare Bananas: Fruits of the Soul from the Permanent Collection,” curated by Matt Conway and presented at the Johnson Museum June 24-August 13, 2017)

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