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776. The "Guardian Angel" is the oldest painting owned by St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Iowa. It was painted by Theodore Leistner in 1885. Leistner also painted many of the murals in the Iowa Sate Capitol. The painting will need considerable work to return it to an exhibitable appearance but is part of a large art collection owned by the church that includes paintings, sculptures, and mosaics.

Theodore Leistner "Guardian Angel"
H. 49" x W. 37" Before Treatment






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777. 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, Joseph Stella, and Lillian Genth.

Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema
"Chamberlain of Sesostris"
H. 28" x W. 24" After Treatment








           
778. George Upp (1844-1924) was a pupil of G.P.A. Healy in Chicago but worked for many years in Iowa. There is almost nothing known on this artist which is surprising for numerous portraits exist from his hand including two on this site. The below oils are owned by the State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.




George Upp "George Clark"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment


George Catlin "Mary Atkinson"
H. 18" x W. 15" Before Treatment



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779. Wilbur A Reaser was born in Ohio in 1860 and studied art there before leaving for Paris where he continues his art studies at the Julien School for three years. He was juried into the Paris Salon and exhibited there for several years. He was greatly influenced later by Josef Israels for his sensitive interior scenes. Reaser had exhibits in San Francisco as well as in Des Moines. The below four oils are owned by the Wallace Centers of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.




W. A. Reaser "Henry Wallace"
H. 30" x W. 22" Before Treatment


W. A. Reaser "Nancy Wallace"
H. 30" x W. 22" Before Treatment








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M. Woodruff "Young Girl"
H. 17" x W. 14" Before Treatment


G. E. Gude "Mayswood"
H. 11" x W. 14" Before Treatment








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780. Louis Mayer (1869-1969) began his studies with Wisconsin artists Richard Lorenz and Otto von Ernst at the Wisconsin Art Institute. Like many others of his generation, he continued his studies in Germany at the Weimar Art School and then went on to the Munich Academy of Fine Arts where he encountered fellow Milwaukeean Carl von Marr. In 1897, he became a student at the Academie Julien in Paris. When he returned to Milwaukee he was instrumental in the formation and first president of the Society of Milwaukee Artists. He later moved to Carmel, California where he died at 100 years old. The below oils are from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.








 Louis Mayer "Charles Doerflinger"
H. 36" x W. 30" Before Treatment


Samuel Coates "Yellow Thunder"
H. 28" x W. 22" After Treatment








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