2016
Participating Institutions
 
 
701.  The Ringling Mansion in Baraboo, Wisconsin, was built in 1905 as the home of legendary circus showman, Al. Ringling.  Al. was the eldest of the five famous Ringling brothers. The Ringling Bros. Circus was at its peak when the mansion was built. The Al. Ringling Mansion is currently undergoing extensive restoration to bring it back to its former opulence and will soon feature five guest rooms. It is currently open for guided tours. Displays on the Mansion and the lives of the Ringling family will also be featured. The below oils were part of the home’s original furnishings.
           


Anon. "David in the Lion's Den"
H. 34" x W. 71" Before Treatment


Emil Biorn"Faust"
H. 82" x W. 54" Before Treatment








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702. Carl Weeks made a fortune in the cosmetic industry. During a 1921 visit to Salisbury, England, he and his wife Edith encountered the Kings House, a fifteenth-century manor. They knew immediately they had found the inspiration for their Des Moines home. Construction began in 1923 and required five years to complete. Today, the Salisbury House & Gardens is home to a library, fine art, rare books, historic documents, decorative arts and musical instruments all of international significance. The halls of Salisbury House are lined with great works of art from such acclaimed artists as Anthony Van Dyck, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Joseph Stella, and Lillian Genth. The below oils by Lillian Genth will be featured in an upcoming exhibit.




Lillian Genth "Edith Weeks"
H. 35" x W. 29" Before Treatment


Lillian Genth "Pueblo Dance"
H. 24" x W. 29" Before Treatment









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703. The below portraits depict Ansel Briggs, the State of Iowa's first Governor elected in 1846, and James Grimes, the State's third Governor elected in 1854. They are from the fine collection of the State Historical Society of Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa.








Anon. "Ansel Briggs
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H. 30" x W. 25" Before


Wild "Ferry Landing"
H. 23" x W. 31" After


G. Baker "J. Grimes"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before








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704.  Vaino Hannell, an immigrant from Finland where he grew up and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Åbo, is considered a pioneering Chicago Modern Artist of the early 20th century. After being raised by his uncle in Finland, he returned to his family in America and enlisted in the US Navy Medical Corps at the outbreak of WWI. He lost his eye in a laboratory accident and was supported by a government pension for his wound. In 1923, he married fellow artist Hazel Johnson, moved to Chicago and become part of the "Ten Artists" collective, a group whose modernist impulse was driven by their teacher at the Chicago Art Institute, Saul Bellows. The below oils are from the fine collection of the University of Valparaiso's  Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana.








Vin Hannell "Chicago"
H. 38" x W. 30" Before Treatment


Glen Henshaw "Man with a Cigar"
H. 34" x W. 25" Before Treatment








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705. Born Olof Olson (1838-1916) in Sweden, he came to Bishop Hill, Illinois, in 1850, a communal society in Illinois of Swedish religious dissenters.  He worked as a farm hand and blacksmith.  Later, he took the name of Krans and joined the Civil War as a Union soldier. He returned to Illinois as a photographer, house and stage-set painter and settled in Galva.  In 1896, while recovering from a fall that left him crippled, he began painting memories and people from Bishop Hill. His paintings captured the quiet, peaceful life of the colony and the strong determination of the Swedish settlers. This oil is owned by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association Bishop Hill, Illinois.

Olof Krans "The Dawn of Spring"
H. 30" x W. 24" Before Treatment





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