Wall Dog Signatures – Frank Meinhart

Check out my home page for a great video of contemporary Walldogs. Do you think these guys are insurable? As I sought out new signs I noticed signatures in the bottom right corner of a few. A little research unveiled one Frank Meinhart who not only painted signs but was a well known Montana wildlife artist, even exhibiting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.. Northwest Digital Archives has a comprehensive bio of Frank as well as photos of his various signs. The Library of the University of Michigan references Dry Climate Cigars made by the Solis Cigar Company which was located in Denver. They are advertised as “The Luxury of Life” in one magazine. One Dry Climate Cigar sign has been photographed on a wall in Denver in addition to the one in Butte. No more have turned up in my research. Others, anyone?

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm by Jeanne Elliott · Permalink
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  1. Written by Suzanne
    on April 10, 2013 at 12:30 am
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    You could google-search Frank G Meinhart to view, especially, art sites which show at least 2 examples of this artist’s work. Also, communicate w various museums, requesting their info & images re artist

  2. Written by Melville Holmes
    on October 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm
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    I’m trying to find out the identity of an artist who did some work for the Bohemian Brewing Company in Spokane in the 1930s.
    He is reported as having been self taught but little other information is available. There are several oil paintings by the same artist, taken out of what was originally the Schade Brewery and are now installed in a private residence.
    They are signed as “Mein”, then a red heart shape, followed by “Hart”.
    Does that ring any bells?
    The paintings are rather well done.

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