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Charles C. Horn paintings

Identifier: RITArt-0044

Scope and Contents

Charles C. Horn paintings consists of two pieces, most likely created while Horn was on faculty at the School of Art and Design at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (a precursor to RIT) from 1921-1954:

  • Untitled (boats on a lake), oil painting

  • Bevier Stairs, casein painting
  • Dates

    • circa 1925-1950


    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    Charles C. Horn was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied art at the Pratt Institute. He began teaching at the School of Art and Design of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (a precursor to RIT) in 1921. Previously, he was art supervisor for public schools in Summit, New Jersey, head of the art department of Laidlaw Company (an advertising agency), and art director for Dawley Studios (a motion picture company).

    In 1943, he devised the Horn Art Aptitude Inventory. This test was used in art schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country. A resident of the Finger Lakes, Horn retired after teaching at RIT for 33 years in 1954. After retiring, he continued to teach painting one night a week at RIT and in the adult education division of Webster High School.

    Charles C. Horn died of a heart ailment on February 2, 1957.


    2 Item(s) (2 Paintings)




    Two paintings by Charles C. Horn, a professor in the School of Art and Design at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (a precursor to RIT).


    Collection consists of two paintings.

    Physical Location

    Untitled (boats on a lake), C.S. North, Shelf 88, Box 6
    Bevier Stairs, Building 1, South wall, Room 4000
    RIT Art Collection


    • Charles C. Horn at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology


    Painting sizes vary: 12 x 16 to 26 x 22 inches

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
    Charles C. Horn paintings
    RIT Art Collection
    Amy Vilz
    07 September 2011
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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