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661. The Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana, has had over sixty oils conserved over the last ten years, many from the hand of George Baker, imaged below.
           


George Baker "The Clouds"
H. 22" x W. 30" Before Treatment


Zeb Pottenger. "Creek in Winter"
H. 16" x W. 2s" Before Treatment








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662. The Morrisson Reeves Library in Richmond, Indiana, is the owner of this fine 1879 portrait by De Scott Evans. The painting needs considerable work to return it to its best appearance.


De Scott Evans "Male Portrait"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment








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663. Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) is arguably one of America's most important landscape artists and yet he led a life that would not be envied. He was born in New York and at the young age of twenty-two he set out to cross America and paint the great West. He traveled across the Rockies and went all the way to California painting the western landscape, Indians and the great American wilderness. After three years, he returned to New York and offered his canvases for sale but the images, unfamiliar to the Eastern eye, were met with disdain. He had great troubles supporting his wife and family. He was always moving and always hoping for a monetary breakthrough. He spiralled into depression and was eventually found insane. At the end of his life he was living in a New York State asylum as his paintings were selling for up to $20,000.00. These oils are from the collection of the Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.








Ralph Blakelock "Sunset"
H. 27" x W. 37" Before Treatment


Vlaminck "Flowers"
H. 29" x W. 21" Before Treatment








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664. The Peoria Historical Society is the governing body for two museums: the John C. Flanagan House Museum and the Pettengill-Morron House Museum. Both museums are located in Peoria, Illinois, approximately two miles apart. The Pettengill-Morron House was built in 1868 by Moses Pettengill. The original building was built in the Second Empire architectural style. The below three portraits are recent acquisitions and represent Moses Pettengill, his wife and her son Blanchard. The Moses portrait is dated 1877, while Hannah's is dated a year later, 1878.








M. Clark "Moses
Pettengill"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before



M. Clark
"Hannah
Pettengill"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before


Anon.
"Blanchard
Pettengill"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before




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665. Frank Virgil Dudley (1868-1957) was known as the "Painter of the Dunes," because of his fascination with the Indiana dunes on Lake Michigan, beginning with his first visit in 1911 to the area when he was hiking with the Prairie Club of Chicago.  This organization was one of the contemporary manifestations of a spirit of regional identity that championed the appreciation and preservation of the local landscape. In 1916, Dudley decided to focus on the Indiana Dunes as his primary subject matter.  In 1918, thirty of his paintings were featured in a Chicago Art Institute exhibit titled, "Western Scenes."

Edgar Payne was born in Washburn, Missouri on March 1, 1882. Since the age of 14 his goal was to become a painter. He began his career by designing and painting scenery for the stage, and murals for homes and theaters. Primarily a self taught artist, he did study briefly at the Art Institute in Chicago. Recognized as one of California's leading landscape artists, Payne earned the respect of his peers and art critics for his Impressionistic landscapes painted in the plein-air style. Possessing a reverence for nature, Payne Lake in the Sierras was named in his memory. Payne glorified the Sierra Nevada Mountains Range's majestic peaks and lakes. He died in Hollywood, California on April 8, 1947. The below paintings are  owned by Valparaiso University's  Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana.








Edgar Payne "Mesa Land"
H. 28" x W. 34" Before


Frank Dudley
"Return of the
Fishermen
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H. 22" x W. 20" Before


Edgar Payne "Landscape"
H. 12" x W. 16" Before








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