The Genius of Water: Cincinnati’s Tyler Davidson Fountain

Liberty Bonds -- Fountain Square, 1918 by Frank McElwain

Liberty Bonds -- Fountain Square, 1918 by Frank McElwain

The historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, also known as the Genius of Water, in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s Fountain Square, is one of the best known and most beloved area landmarks. It is also the site of live concerts and movie screenings during the summer and ice skating during the winter. Here are at Fabulous Frames & Art, we are proud to offer a selection of prints showcasing this historic Cincinnati icon.


Above, a limited-edition lithograph by Frank McElwain depicts the fountain almost 100 years ago. Below, a historic depiction by Leon Lippert. The original painting is part of the permanent collection at the Cincinnati Art Museum:

Fountain Square, 1929 by Leon Lipppert

Fountain Square, 1929 by Leon Lipppert

We also carry contemporary images of the fountain, including limited-edition prints by Myra Baumes and Beverly Erschell, and a limited-edition photograph by J. Miles Wolf:

Fountain Square by Myra Baumes

Fountain Square by Myra Baumes

Fountain Square by Miles Wolf

Fountain Square by Miles Wolf

Fountain View by Beverly Erschell

Fountain View by Beverly Erschell

Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry work by his wife Edie Harper, and their son Brett Harper. Our other offerings include work by artists based in Cincinnati and beyond, including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.

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