Charles Bullet (1860-1927)

Charles Bullet

signed l.l.
13 x 13 inches
19 x 19 inches (frame)


Bullet, an Ohio Valley School artist, was born in Cincinnati but lived much of his life across the Ohio River in Campbell County, Kentucky. He was a winter resident of the Fort Myers, Florida, area and is as well-known for his early Florida paintings as for his work along the Ohio in Kentucky and Indiana.

His father, Charles Bullett (the son dropped the last “t”), was a sculptor and stoneworker who worked in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati but eventually moved the family to Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a partner in Muldoon, Bullett & Co. (the enterprise still exists as Muldoon Memorials). His work often took him to Italy. He is represented by portrait sculpture in the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. Newspaper accounts often relate that the elder Bullett worked on the Kentucky State Capitol. However, he was six years old when the 1830 building was erected and he had been dead for over 30 years when the present, 1910 building was constructed.