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586. These oils represent 96 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.
           

Steele "Autumn Woods"
H. 30" x W. 40" Before

W. Forsyth "Dahlias"
H. 40" x W. 30" Before

R. Berkshire "Gay"
H. 20" x W. 16" Before
           


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587. This oil is by Armand Merizon. Merizon was born February 28, 1920, in Kalamazoo, Michigan to a family of first generation Dutch immigrants. Over the course of his 70-year career, he was selected for more than 35 exhibitions and gallery showings. Merizon recently died in 2010. This particular image was one of President Ford's favorite paintings and is currently owned by the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Armand Merizon "Lake Michigan Shore"
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588. These two oils are important historically and are significant works of folk art for Coles County, Illinois, and the city of Charleston. The portraits depict Charles Morton and his wife Hannah. They moved to this part of Illinois in 1826 and, in 1830, donated 20 acres to establish a town for the seat of Coles County. In tribute to him the town was named Charleston. The portraits are owned by the Tarble Arts Center at  Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.
           

Anon. "Charles Morton"
H. 28" x W. 24" Before Treatment

Anon. "Hannah Morton"
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589. Eleanor Brockenbrough was born in Lafayette in 1880, and died in Lafayette in 1938. She was raised by her uncle, Brown Brockenbrough in a house at 6th and Cincinnati Streets in Lafayette. Her art training was taken at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Eric Pope School in Boston. Miss Brockenbrough was attracted to Gloucester, Massachusetts for its ""picturesque"" subject matter. She is said to have spent several summers there in the 1920's, and was associated with a Ferguson Art Colony. The below oils are all from the fine collection of the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana.
           

E. Brockenbrough
"Street Scene, Gloucester"
H. 22" x W. 20" Before

 

Dehaven "River Landscape"
H. 20" x W. 24" Before

G. Mitchell "Taxco, Mexico"
H. 16" x W. 12" Before
           


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B. Hatton "Landscape"
H. 24" x W. 30" Before Treatment

B. Hatton "Landscape"
H. 16" x W. 20" Before Treatment
           


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590. Gus Nall (1919 - 1995) studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris. He was particularly influenced by fellow Chicagoans, Eldzier Cortor and Archibald Motley. He was featured in Art Gallery Magazine's 1968 Afro-American Issue, as well as Carol Myers' Black Power in the Arts. His work, "Lincoln Speaks to Freedmen on the Steps of the Capital at Richmond" is in the collection of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, Chicago, Illinois. as are the below three oils.
           

G. Nall "Two Women"
H. 20" x W. 36" Before

N. Stevens "Jihad Nation"
H. 42" x W. 42" Before

G. Nall "Odalisque"
H. 19" x W. 40" Before
           


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