Rorimer, Louis – American Artist

A Rorimer-Brooks club chair

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A pair of aluminum Art Deco dining tables designed by Louis Rorimer, 1930s, each with floral motifs at the corners, from the Silver Grille restaurant of Higbee's Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio

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Louis Rorimer

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 12, 1872, Louis Rorimer studied art in Europe from 1890 to 1895. He returned to the United States and was involved in the following companies in Cleveland:

Rohrheimer and Bowman Studio, 442 Old Arcade, 1896 to 1898.
Rohrheimer and Hays, studios at 901-905 Garfield Building, workshops at
154-158 Champlain Street, 1898 to 1904.
Rohrheimer Studios, 277-285 Old Erie Street near Euclid Avenue, 1904 to 1905.
Rorheimer Studios, 1907-1931 East Ninth Street, 1906 to 1910.
Rorheimer-Brooks Studios, 1907-1931 East Ninth Street, 1910 to 1916.
Rorimer-Brooks Studios, 2232 Euclid Avenue, 1916 to 1939.

Rorimer died on November 30, 1939.

Following Rorimer’s death, Rorimer-Brooks, Inc., operated at 2232 Euclid Avenue, 1939 to 1957.

Source: Louis Rorimer: A Man of Style by Leslie A. Pina; Kent State University Press, 1990.

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