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561. John Carleton Wiggins (1848-1932), also know as just Carleton Wiggins, was one of the early artists of the colony at Old Lyme, CT. He was best known for his bucolic landscapes, especially those featuring cows. In addition to painting in the area of Old Lyme, he also painted in East Hampton, Long Island, in the 1890s. Wiggins studied at the National Academy of Design with George Inness in 1870. He became an associate member of the National Academy in 1890 and a full member in 1906. Wiggins exhibited at the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Boston Art Club among others. His work is preserved at the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitcoan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The pictured images are from the fine collection of the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Greater Lafayette, Indiana.
           

Wiggins "October Morning"
H. 12" x W. 16" Before

Carl Graf "Summer"
H. 18" x W. 24" Before

Carl Graf "Snow Scene"
H. 9" x W. 12" Before
           

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George Baker "Landscape"
H. 8" x W. 10" Before

Brockenbrough "Monday"
H. 16" x W. 12" Before

Frank Girardin "Trees"
H. 10" x W. 14" Before
           

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George Winter (1809-1876) was born in England. He frequented London's museums and galleries as a young man but apparently received no formal training in art. In 1830, Winter emigrated to New York where he studied for a short time at the National Academy of Design. In 1837, he arrived by stagecoach in the frontier town of Logansport, Indiana, coming, as he said, "..to the Wabash for the purpose...of seeing and learning something of the Indians and exercising the pencil in the (sic.) direction." During his lifetime, Winter documented a vanishing culture. He obtained the confidence of the Miami and Potawatomi Indians and had unique opportunities to sketch them as an artist, but, like a historian, he kept accurate records and wrote prolifically about his paintings and the subjects and circumstances of his works.

George Winter "Scene on Eel River"
H. 20" x W. 30" After Treatment
           
           


           
562. The English-born artists Samuel Marsden Brookes and Thomas H. Stevenson moved to America and met in Chicago. In 1855, the pair opened a studio in Milwaukee and worked together on portrait and landscape oils. Collaboration on paintings is unusual but each brought an artistic strength. Brookes excelled as a portraitist and Stevenson as a landscapist. The lower left image is a wonderful portrait of Henry Baird. Baird was the territorial Attorney General of Wisconsin during 1836-1839. He served in the Wisconsin Territorial Council, the upper house of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature and was the first president of the territorial council; he also served in the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1846. The below three oils are owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison., Wisconsin.
           

Brookes/Stevenson "H. Baird"
H. 36" x W. 28" Before

Stuart "M. Frankenburger"
H. 22" x W. 18" Before

Liezen-Mayer "Cath. Seip"
H. 46" x W. 34" Before
           

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563. These oils represent 93 paintings that have been conserved for the Indiana State Museum over the last ten years. The left image is from the hand of T. C. Steele, the leading artist of the Hoosier School of Midwestern Impressionists. Steele was born in 1847 and died in 1926. During his formative years he moved to Munich and studied at the Royal Academy of Art with Frank Duveneck and Ludwig Loefftz. In 1885 he returned to Indianapolis and established an art school with William Forsyth. While his landscapes are his signature style, he was also a very fine portrait artist. Today he is remembered as Indiana's finest artist from the early part of the 20th century.
           

T.C. Steele "Peonies"
H. 25" x W. 30" Before

S. Willis "Hunting Scene"
H. 30" x W. 50" Before

Anon. "St. Agnes"
H. 24" x W. 18" Before
           

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564. It is quite a discovery that an institution not known for an art collection would have a wealth of riches. The Elgin Mental Health Center, Elgin, Illinois, has several paintings by the great Indiana artist George Ames Aldrich. Aldrich was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and studied art at the Art Students League, NYC, MIT, and in Paris at the Academie Julien. He exhibited regularly at the Art Institute of Chicago. Both in Indiana and in Chicago, Aldrich's reputation was at its height in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He won a host of awards at the Hoosier Salon, the Art Institute, and the Chicago Galleries Association, where he was featured in a solo show in 1927. He died in 1941.

G. Ames Aldrich "Winter River"
H. 42" x W. 60" Before Treatment
           

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565. 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. He is arguably one of Iowa's most unknown and gifted artists. The below oils are owned by the Lee Co. Iowa Historical Society, Keokuk, Iowa.
           

G.H. Nollen "Chief Keokuk"
H. 24" x W. 19" Before

G.H. Nollen "Chief Keokuk"
H. 38" x W. 28" Before

Anon. "General Parrott"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before
           

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