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Julius Fleischmann

Julius Fleischmann
Artist
Frederick William Wright, 1867 - 1946
Sitter
Julius A. Fleischmann, 1871 - 1925
Date
c. 1920-1925
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Stretcher: 119.7 × 91.3 × 2.2 cm (47 1/8 × 35 15/16 × 7/8")
Frame: 140.3 × 111.4 × 6 cm (55 1/4 × 43 7/8 × 2 3/8")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joan Fleischmann Tobin, his granddaughter
Object number
NPG.2017.79
Exhibition Label
Born Cincinnati, Ohio
Julius Fleischmann left college in 1894 to work as the general manager of the Fleischmann Yeast Company, the Cincinnati-based enterprise that his father, Charles Louis Fleischmann, had founded with two other men in 1868. When Charles died in 1897, young Julius became president of the company, where he succeeded in running the world’s leading producer of cake yeast and “America’s first commercial producer of gin.” Fleishmann’s, which still exists today, has also profited from other products, such as vinegar. Julius Fleischmann’s interests were diverse and encompassed baseball, horseracing, and politics. Between 1900 and 1905, while serving as Cincinnati’s mayor, he created public parks, strengthened the local railroad system, and improved the city’s police force. The artist Frederick William Wright is best known as a painter of portraits and as a copyist of other artists’ work.
Nacido en Cincinnati, Ohio
Julius Fleischmann salió de la universidad en 1894 para trabajar como gerente general en la Fleischmann Yeast Company, empresa con sede en Cincinnati que su padre, Charles Louis Fleischmann, había fundado con otros dos socios en 1868. Al morir Charles en 1897, el joven Julius fue designado presidente y dirigió con éxito la compañía, que llegó a ser la mayor productora de levadura comprimida del mundo y “la primera productora comercial de ginebra de Estados Unidos”. Fleischmann’s, que aún existe, ha comerciado otros productos, entre ellos el vinagre. Julius Fleischmann tenía intereses diversos, como el béisbol, las carreras de caballos y la política. Entre 1900 y 1905, siendo alcalde de Cincinnati, creó parques públicos, reforzó el sistema local de trenes y mejoró la fuerza policial de la ciudad. El artista Frederick William Wright se destacó sobre todo como pintor de retratos y copista de obras de otros artistas.
Provenance
Family descent. Joan Fleischmann Tobin; gift to NPG 2017
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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