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676.  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.  Ferdinand Louis (Fritz) Schlemmer (1892-1947) was a portrait, still life and landscape painter. He was born and raised in Crawfordsville.  He enrolled in Wabash College but soon left to study art at the School of the Art Institute at Chicago. In 1917, he was commissioned a first lieutenant, 89th Division of the United States Army and served as Divisional Camouflage Officer during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in World War One.  He was appointed "Artist in Residence" at Wabash College in 1939. Schlemmer had 19 pieces accepted into the Hoosier Salon over a period of seven years.
           


I. Muse "John Coss"
H. 21" x W. 18" Before


F. Schlemmer "Tea"
H. 43" x W. 34" Before


T.C. Steele "Col. Elston"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before








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677. The below oils are from the fine collection of the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. The left image is a period recreation of a Dutch Baroque still-life after Willem Claesz Heda and is a recent acquisition. The Nautilus cup laying on its side, the half-peeled lemon, the meat pie partially eaten and the wine glasses half consumed are all references to life's ephemeral nature. These representations were immensely popular in the 17th century in Holland and are normally referred to as Vanitas Still-Lifes.




After Heda. "Vanitas"
H. 21" x W. 27" Before


A. Schwieder "Workbench"
H. 52" x W. 42" Before



W. Smith "Cold Dawn"
H. 24" x W. 36" After





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678. Reginald Marsh was born in Paris in 1898 to American parents who were both artists. Marsh came to New York after graduation from Yale, and quickly became a successful illustrator and political cartoonist. A trip to Paris in 1925 fueled his interest in painting, and he studied at the Art Students League. Fifteen one-man exhibitions of Marsh’s work were held at New York’s between 1930 and 1953. Reginald Marsh has become one of the best known chroniclers of 1930s and 40s New York. He continued to paint New York until his  death in 1954. This work is from the collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.


Reginald Marsh "Flying Concellos"
H. 10" x W. 11" After Treatment













           
679. The Oshkosh Public Museum is the owner of the below oils. The museum has maintained an on-going conservation program for the past seven years. Henri Boisgontier (1850 - 1940) was a French landscape artist working largely in Paris. He is best known for his en plein air images painted in an Impressionist style. He also painted wonderful seascapes that are highly collectible today.








Henri Boisgontier "Autumn Trees"
H. 15" x W. 18" Before Treatment


Anon. "Hussar"
H. 10" x W. 7" Before Treatment








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680. Marcus Mote (1817-1898) was born into a Quaker family in 1817 near Waynesville, Ohio. He was a self taught artist who, as a child, made his own paints and drawing materials from charcoal and natural plant dyes.  His local Quaker Meeting did not believe in drawing and painting and threatened to kick Marcus out of their church. Fortunately his family was able to convince the church of their son's God given talent. In 1837, he moved to Lebanon, Ohio.  For years he had a studio across the street from The Golden Lamb Hotel and in 1843 he drew former President John Quincy Adams picture there. The hotel is still in existence today. After moving to Richmond, Indiana, Mote opened an academy of design and taught drawing in its public schools. He also circulated a petition that resulted in a law authorizing the teaching of art in Indiana’s schools. The below oils are from the outstanding collection of the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana.








Marcus Motes "Port. of a Helen Garr"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment


Marcus Motes "Port. of John Gaar"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment



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