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726. Charles Atherton Cumming (1859-1932) was an important Iowa artist. He was a true "founder" involved in the organizing and developing of schools of art while teaching and pursuing his own career. He originally studied at Cornell College in Iowa but later transferred to the Chicago Academy of Art, which later became the Art Institute of Chicago. He returned to Cornell in 1880 and taught art classes before leaving in 1855 for the Academie Julien in Paris where he also copied Old Master paintings, two of which are represented below.  He returned to Iowa and established schools in Des Moines and at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City. He was well recognized for his portraiture. The below oils are from the fine collection of the Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, Iowa.








Charles Cumming "Marguerite"

After Velazquez
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment


Anon. "Flora"

After Rembrandt
H. 39" x W. 33" Before Treatment



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Wilbur Reasor "Man and Child"
H. 37" x W. 33" Before Treatment


Louis Hawkins "Young Shepherd"
H. 17" x W. 15" Before Treatment








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727. It's rare when two different organizations send in work by the same artist. The below paintings are owned by the State Historical Society of Iowa iTwo n Des Moines.  Two of the portraits are by Charles Cumming, featured in the above section.





Cumming "S. Calvin"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before


Nyholm "A. Cumming"
H. 42" x W. 34" Before


Cumming "T. Perry"
H. 30" x W. 26" Before








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728. Martin van Meytens (16951770) was a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the Royal Courts such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I and others. He began his artistic studies with his father, the painter Martin Meytens the Elder. The young Martin later lived and worked in Italy before moving to Vienna where he became Court Painter. The imaged portrait is owned by Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.

van Meytens "Empress Maria Theresa"
H. 36" x W. 29" Before Treatment










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729. Built in 1871, the Hormel Historic Home strives to preserve the home and history of the George A. and Lillian Hormel family. Their mission is to maintain the home and to honor the family legacy of hospitality, music/arts, education, and community service. George A. Hormel settled in Austin, Minnesota, and began pursuing his dream of becoming a meat packer. It was the late 1880's and George felt Austin was the right place. His vision became a reality when the George A. Hormel and Company began in 1891. These three oils are owned by the Historic Home.



E. Hormel "Landscape"
H. 16" x W. 20" Before


Judd "George Hormel"
H. 40" x W. 30" Before


E. Hormel "Chrysanthemums"
H. 22" x W. 14" Before








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730. Born in Germany, Emil Ganso (1895-1941) came to the United States as a teenager and began art classes at the National Academy's School of Fine Arts. He spent early summers at the art colony in Woodstock, New York, and eventually settled there where he met artists George Bellows and Leon Kroll. Through the 1930s he exhibited at museums across the country leading to a teaching position at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He died there in 1941. The below oils are from the very fine WPA collection of the Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.





Raymond Breinin "Pears and Tools"
H. 30" x W. 40" Before Treatment


Emil Ganso "Still Life"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment





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