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501. Gerhard H. Nollen was born in 1830 at Didam in Gelderland, the Netherlands and arrived in Pella, Iowa, in 1854. He was the son of Hendrik and Zwaantje Nollen. He moved to Keokuk in 1856 and was identified in the town's 1859-60 business directory as a portrait painter. Nollen returned to Pella in the early 1870s and married Gertrude Kramer in 1874. By 1879, Nollen was established as a portrait painter in Pella, Iowa. The below oil, "A Dream of Arcadia," is his largest work. He is arguably one of Iowa's most unknown and gifted artists. Plans are underway to offer a conservation exhibit of the below painting upon its return to the State Historical Society of Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa.
           

G. H. Nollen "Dream of Arcadia" 1857
H. 68" x W. 84" Before Treatment

Charles Cumming "Chief Wapello"
H. 36" x W. 30" Before Treatment
           



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502, The Geneva Lake Museum is located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. This oil of a young girl was supported through a grant from the Questers Preservation and Restoration Fund. Questers are people who enjoy antiques and history. They belong to a non-profit International Organization which encourages an appreciation for antiques and the preservation and restoration of historical landmarks.

F. L. Rockwell "Viley Schenck" 1880
H. 52" x W. 36" Before Treatment
           

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503. William Shayer (1788-1879) was born in Southampton and spent his entire life in Hampshire. Although self-taught, he attained great prominence during his lifetime and his works fetched high prices during his day. He won several Art Union prizes and was a prolific painter, exhibiting many works at the principal London venues. He exhibited 388 works at the Royal Society of British Artists from 1825 to 1879 and was elected a member in 1829, at the British Institution from 1827 to 1862, and at the Royal Academy between 1820 and 1843. Shayer sometimes collaborated with Edward Charles Williams (1807-1881), another fine painter of the English countryside. The below oil is signed by both artists, and dated 1870. All four are owned by the University of Kentucky Museum of Art.
           

Shayer/Williams
"Watering Hole" 1870
H. 24" x W. 42" Before

A. Parton "Loch Lomond"
H. 18" x W. 26" Before

H. Hill "Cows" 1895
H.30" x W. 44" Before
           

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Volaire "Eruption of Mount Vesuvius"
H. 37" x W. 48 " Before Treatment

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504. Myrtle Jean McLane (1878-1964) was an American portraitist, born in Chicago, Illinois. She first studied with John Vanderpoel at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later in Cincinnati under Frank Duveneck and then in New York City under William M. Chase. While a student at the Art Institute she met John Christen Johansen and later became his wife. Together they would help found the National Foundation of Portrait Painters in 1912. Her portrait of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium is exhibited at the National Museum of American Art, Wasshington, D.C. The pictured painting hung in the 1913 Armory Exhibit and is being conserved for a retrospective Armory exhibit in 2013. The oil is owned by the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois.

Jean McLane "Virginia and Stanton"
H. 50" x W. 40" Before Treatment
           

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505. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unskilled workers to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. At its peak in 1938, it provided paid jobs for three million unemployed men and some women, Liquidated in 1943 as a result of low unemployment due to the worker shortage of World War II, the WPA provided millions of Americans with jobs for 8 years. The below oils were commissioned under the WPA Federal Arts Project. Today, they are owned by the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin.
           

Frank Lichtner "Corn Bundles"
H. 24" x W. 30" Before Treatment

Karl Knaths "Clock and Candle"
H. 30" x W. 36" Before Treatment
           

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