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611. William Cogswell (1819-1903) was a self-taught artist who rose to great fame. His best-known work is the portrait of Abraham Lincoln, which now hangs in the White House. It was President Grant who selected the portrait for the White House location. Cogswell also painted a portrait of Grant that now hangs in the U.S. Senate. The below three oils represent 99 paintings that have been conserved for the Indiana State Museum over the last ten years.
           


Steele "Landscape"
H. 20" x W. 34" Before


W. Cogswell "H. Washburn"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before


Steele"Spring Hills"
H. 30" x W. 45" Before
           

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612. The below oils are owned by the DuSable Museum of African-American Art, Chicago, Illinois. The Washington Post's obituary for Norman Parish tells the frustrating and surprising story of his taking his career into his own hands. Parish had moved to Washington, DC to work as a computer graphics designer at an environmental firm:

"While people generally seemed to like my paintings, no one would show them," he told The Washington Post in 1996. "Finally, someone told me I should open my own gallery and exhibit my work. I rejected the idea at first. Then I decided it wasn't so bad and went into business." He opened the Parish Gallery in Georgetown in 1991. It became one of the country's best-known black-owned art galleries, with a focus on works by African Americans and other artists of what is known as the African diaspora. Norman Parish died in 2013.









N. Parish
"Family Experience"
H. 60" x W. 45" After


Dawson "Untitled'
H. 20" x W. 15" After


N. Parish
"Gyrations of Am. Gothic"
H. 44" x W. 58" After



















613. 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 below oils are owned by the The Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.








Samuel Brookes "Augustin Grignon"
H. 36" x W. 29" Before Treatment


A. Lauffs "George Drake"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment






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614. While Samuel Morse is best known as the inventor of the telegraph, he was actually a very fine painter. Morse was the brother of Sidney Morse, owner and publisher of The Observer. Sidney's dearest friend was Elihu Baldwin, pastor of a thriving church in New York City. When Edmund Hovey visited Baldwin in New York and asked him to serve as Wabash College's first president this area of Indiana was known simply as 'the West and was considered extremely dangerous. Sidney Morse supposed that if his friend took the post, he might die in the effort. With this in mind, Sidney asked his brother Samuel F.B. Morse to do a painting of Baldwin for Sidney to keep. When Baldwin died just five years after taking the post, Morse sent the painting to Mrs. Baldwin. The painting was gifted to the college upon the death of President Baldwin's children. These three oils are all from the collection of Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana.








S. Morse "Elihu Baldwin"
H. 30" x W. 24" Before


R. Patterson "Les Andelys"
H. 24" x W. 19" Before


R. Bobbs "Edgar  Evans"
H. 36" x W. 28" Before






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615. The Elmhurst Art Museum's award-winning architectural structure is located in Wilder Park, 15 miles west of downtown Chicago. The McCormick house, designed by Mies van der Rohe, is part of the museum's permanent collection. The imaged paintings will be part of an upcoming retrospective exhibit on the work of Richard Koppe (1916-1973).








R. Koppe "Composition I"
H. 20" x W. 26" After


R. Koppe "Emerald Sea"
H. 20" x W. 26" After


R. Koppe "Untitled"
H. 20" x W. 26" After












           


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