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696.  Albert Sheldon Pennoyer (1888-1957) grew up in Berkeley, California where he attended the University of California. In 1912, he moved to Paris to study architecture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. The following year he took up painting and studied at the Académies Julien and Grand Chaumière. Pennoyer returned to America at the onset of World War I, and set up his New York City studio where he worked for the next 38 years. During the course of the next several decades, Pennoyer rose to fame as an American portrait and landscape painter, and was particularly famous for his numerous scenes of railroads and trains. Pennoyer served with the Monuments Men, from 1944 to 1945, recovering Italian artworks removed from local museums by German troops during World War II. He died in a tragic auto accident outside of Madrid while he was in Spain painting watercolors. The below oils are from the collection of the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada.
           


Pennoyer "Opera House Virginia City"
H. 25" x W. 30" Before Treatment


Pennoyer "The Glory Hole Virginia City"
H. 18" x W. 24" Before Treatment








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697. Landscape painter James Topping was born February 25, 1879 in Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England. He took his art training with John Adamson at Cumberland Technical School of Art in England in 1894-1896, and at the Art Institute of Chicago with Louis Wilson. Topping lived, at various times, in England from 1879-1903, moving to Chicago from 1903-1922, and to Oak Park, Illinois from 1922 until his death in 1948. The below oil is owned by Culver Academy, Culver, Indiana.

James Topping "Wandering Clouds"
H. 24" x W. 28" Before Treatment




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698. 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 from the hand of G. H. Nollen. The Executive Director of the Pella Historical Society, Ms. Kathy Miller, curated a most successful October exhibit titled, Gerhardt Nollen: Pella Iowa's Dutch Master, for the  Iowa Museum Association's Annual Conference.








Nollen "Mr. Wolter"
H. 26" x W. 20 Before


Nollen "Henry Scholte Jr."

H. 10"  x W. 8" Before


Nollen "Mrs. Henry Eysink"
H. 24" x W. 20" Before








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699. The below oils are owned by Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. The college has established a conservation program to preserve many of their fine works of art. The College was founded in 1832 and its endowment places the institution among the highest colleges in the nation in per-student endowment.  Ferdinand Louis (Fritz) Schlemmer (1892-1947) was a portrait, still life, and landscape painter. He was born and raised in Crawfordsville.  He enrolled at the 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 the College in 1939. Schlemmer had 19 pieces accepted into the Hoosier Salon over a period of seven years.








Fritz Schlemmer "Self Portrait"
H. 30" x W. 24" Before Treatment


Natalie van Vleck "William Hays"
H. 40" x W. 32" Before Treatment








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700. 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 fine collection of the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.








Adriaen Brouwer? "Coin Collector"

H. 10" x W. 7" Before Treatment


Pieter de Hooch "Interior Scene"
H. 14 1/2" x W. 15" Before Treatment








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R. Blakelock "Moonlight on the Brook"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment


Sebastien Bourdon "Jacob and Rachel"

H. 28" x W. 38" Before Treatment



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