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656. These oils represent 103 paintings that have been conserved for the Indiana State Museum over the last ten years. The paintings are 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"Horizon"
H. 22" x W. 32" Before Treatment


T. C  Steele"Distant Hills"
H. 20" x W. 28" Before Treatment








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657.The Scholte House, Pella, Iowa, built in the winter and spring of 1847-1848, was the fulfilment of a promise Dominie Hendrik Scholte made to his wife Mareah to alleviate her homesickness and disappointment. He had promised to build her a house with all the comforts of the home she had left in The Netherlands. The last Scholte descendant to live in the house was Leonora Gaass Hettinga. She gave the house to the Pella Historical Society in 1979 for use as a museum. The below oils are all from the hand of G. H. Nollen.








G. H. Nollen "Sara Scholte"
H. 22" x W. 18" Before Treatment


G. H. Nollen "Dominie Scholte"
H. 22" x W. 18" Before Treatment








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658. The State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, has an outstanding collection of past Governor portraits. This portrait of Governor Ralph Lowe was painted by George Yewell. Yewell also painted the Governor Chambers portrait on page 127.

George Yewell "Gov. Lowe"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment








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659. Benjamin Foster's (1852-1926) painting speciality was bucolic scenes of the New England countryside. His style was predominantly Tonalist with subdued colors and limited tones---almost exclusively autumn colors, muted browns, grays and rusts. In Tonalist tradition, he completed most of his paintings, both oil and watercolor, in his studio and not on location. These two oils are owned by the Hoyt Sherman Place  in Des, Moines, Iowa.








Ben Foster "Pines and Rocks"
H. 36" x W. 30 " Before Treatment



W. Schofield "Approaching Storm"
H. 30 x W. 36" Before Treatment








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660. The Henry County Historical Society, in New Castle, Indiana, has an outstanding collection of 19th-Century portraits. The below oils are pendant portraits from their collection.








Anon. "Female Portrait"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment


Anon. "Male Portrait"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment








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