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631. Felix Ziem was born in France in 1821. Originally he studied to be an architect at the School of Architecture in Dijon. In 1842, he traveled to Italy and visited Rome and Venice, which was to become the principal subject of his later paintings. Ziem exhibited for the first time at the Paris Salon in 1849 and remained a frequent exhibitor there until 1868. He also taught and, surprisingly, in 1864 Princess (later Queen) Victoria was one of his pupils. He received numerous honors and for his work and was awarded the Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1857. He died in Paris in 1911, leaving part of his studio to the City of Paris. His work was highly collected by Mrs. Isabella Stuart Gardner whose museum holds numerous etchings and paintings from his hand. The left image well represents his quintessential Venetian subject matter. All four paintings are from the fine collection of the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan.
           


Felix Ziem "Venetian Scene"
H. 22" x W. 28" Before Treatment


John Francis Murphy "Landscape"
H. 16" x W. 22" Before Treatment








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Gilbert Stuart "Samuel Gardner"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment


Anton Mauve "Peasant Scene"
H. 15" x 12" Before Treatment








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632. These oils represent 101 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 "Bridge Over the Jordon"
H. 30" x W. 40" Before Treatment


School of Lorrain "Landscape"
H. 50" x W. 40" Before Treatment








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633. The below oils are owned by Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. The college has established a conservation program to preserve many of their fine 19th-Century works of art. Wabash College was founded in 1832 and its endowment places the institution among the highest colleges in the nation in per-student endowment. The 60-acre wooded campus contains 25 buildings predominantly of Georgian architecture.








Walter Seis "Sunday Fishing"
H. 18" x W. 26" Before Treatment


James Fox "Port. of a Man"
H. 40" x W. 30" After Treatment








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634. One of the great Chicago African-American artists was William Edouard Scott (1884-1964). He was born in Indianapolis and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where he received early training as a muralist. After further study in Paris at the Académie Julian and with Henry Ossawa Tanner, Scott returned to Chicago where he painted numerous portraits and murals. In 1931, he traveled to Haiti where he was an artist in residence under a Julius Rosenwald Fellowship. I have had the pleasure of overseeing the conservation of all of his surviving murals in Chicago, including works at Shoop Elementary School, Lane Technical College Preparatory School, and the Wabash YMCA. His great murals at Chicago's Pilgrim Baptist Church were destroyed recently in a devastating fire which gutted the entire building.  The below oils are from the collection of the DuSable Museum of African-American Art, Chicago, Illinois.








W. Scott "Landscape"
H. 28" x W. 32" Before


L. Franklin "Landscape"
H. 30" x W. 20" Before


F. Jones "Garden of Eden"
H. 24" x W. 36" Before








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635. Everett Raymond Kinstler (born August 5, 1926, in New York City) is an American artist, whose official portraits include Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. He started his career at 16 drawing comic books, paperback book covers, and magazine illustrations. He studied at the Art Students League of New York and later taught there (1969 – 1974). Beginning in the 1950s Kinstler shifted into the realm of portrait painting. He has painted over 1200 portraits of leading figures in business, entertainment and government. This portrait is owned by the  Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana.


Everett Kinstler "Mrs. F. Borch"
H. 34" x W. 28" Before Treatment








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