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641. Charles Atherton Cumming (1859-1932) was an important Iowa artist. He was a true "founder" involved in the organizing and developing of schools of art while teaching and pursuing his own career. He originally studied at Cornell College in Iowa but later transferred to the Chicago Academy of Art, which later became the Art Institute of Chicago. He returned to Cornell in 1880 and taught art classes before leaving in 1855 for the Academie Julien in Paris. He returned to Iowa and established schools in Des Moines and at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City. He was well recognized for his portraitature.The below five oils are from the outstanding collection at the Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, Iowa.
           


Charles Cumming
"Brittany Gardens"
H. 18" x W. 27" Before


P. Souza "Boy and a Boat"
H. 7" x W. 6" Before


A. McKee "The Pergola"
H. 20" x W. 27" Before









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After Treatment


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Anonymous "The Hermit"
H. 57" x W. 28" Before Treatment


Charles Cumming "Meditation"
H. 36" x W. 30" Before Treatment








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642. Cornelius Hankins (1863-1946) was born in Mississippi, the sixth of eight. He first studied art under E. M Gardner in Nashville and then worked with William Merritt Chase in New York City and with Robert Henri at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts. He painted landscapes and still lifes as well as more than a thousand portraits. These two oils are from the Grout Museum, Waterloo, Iowa.









Anon. "Lake Scene"
H. 20" x W. 27" Before Treatment


C. Hankins "Portrait of a Man"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment









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After Treatment


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643. Active in New York City in the 1930s, Sally Lustig was a painter who worked primarily with oil and watercolor.  Lustig was a student in Germany at the Academy of Fine Art, Munich and at the National Academy of Design in New York. At the National Academy of Design exhibition of 1932, she entered a painting, The Music Lesson, and in 1934, at the Salons of America, she exhibited Vanity--the Lesson.  The imaged portrait is owned by the Rockton Township Historical Society, Rockton, Illinois.


Sally Lustig "Bio Decasseres"
H. 28" x W. 25" Before Treatment








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644. Robert Reid was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He studied at the Art Students League in New York then journeyed to Paris for three years of study at the Académie Julian. A self-indulgent man, social by nature and much given to gambling, in due course his expenses exceeded his income and he was impelled to retreat to Colorado Springs where he established an art academy and painted portraits to recoup his losses. In 1927 he suffered a stroke, but undaunted he learned to paint with his left hand. He died in New York at the age of sixty-seven. The imaged oil, owned by the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Indiana, was recently discovered stretched on the same stretcher as the treated "Tea Time" on Page 128 from 2014. The pictured discovered painting had not been seen for 103 years.


Robert Reid "Still-Life Interior"
H. 33" x W. 37" Before Treatment








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645. The below oils are from the collection of the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison Wisconsin. The left 1847 oil pictures "P. T. Barnum" from Barnum and Bailey circus fame. The painting was donated to the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in 1987 and will hang there after all repairs have been completed. The oil is possibly the earliest portrait of Barnum known to exist.






 

F. R. Spencer "P. T. Barnum" 1847
H. 36" x W. 29" Before Treatment


Jules Saintin "Ramsay Crooks" 1857
H. 42" x W. 36 " Before Treatment








Barnum Raking Light Before Treatment


Saintin During Cleaning









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