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John C. Menihan artwork

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0052

Scope and Contents

John C. Menihan artwork consists of four pieces:

  • Main Line, lithograph, circa 1940


  • Untitled (fisherman), color lithograph


  • Nelson Whitaker, oil portrait


  • Untitled (sometimes known as Miracle of Hearing), acrylic sculpture
  • Dates

    • circa 1940-1970

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    Printmaker John C. Menihan (1908-1992) started designing and illustrating while he was still in high school. In the 1930's he drew portraits for various Rochester news publications. In 1934 he traveled to Zena, New York to study under lithographer Bolton Brown.

    His work was later exhibited at the Los Angeles Museum of Fine Art, Albright Art Gallery, and 1939 World's Fair. Menihan also won four First Prizes in the 1947 Finger Lakes Exhibition in Rochester. He later taught at the University of Rochester and created portraits, murals, and stained glass windows for various Rochester locations.

    Extent

    4 Item(s) (2 Lithographs, 1 Oil painting, 1 Sculpture)

    Language

    English

    Overview

    Contains four pieces of artwork by Rochester native and artist John C. Menihan. Menihan's artwork can be seen throughout Rochester.

    Arrangement

    Collection consists of four pieces.

    Physical Location

    C.S. North, Shelf 87, Box 1 (with Art on Campus collection)
    RIT Art collection

    Bibliography

    • John C. Menihan at Art on Campus, Rochester Institute of Technology

    Dimensions

    Artworks vary in size: 8.5 x 12.75 to 48 x 46 inches

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
    Title
    John C. Menihan artwork
    Subtitle
    RIT Art Collection
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Amy Vilz
    Date
    14 September 2011
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    Language of description note
    English

    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

    Contact:
    RIT Libraries
    Wallace Center
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester NY 14623 USA
    (585) 475-4613