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791. These oils represent 113 paintings that have been conserved for the Indiana State Museum over the last twelve years. The paintings are from the hand of T. C. Steele, the leading artist of the Hoosier School of Midwestern Impressionists. Steele was born in 1847 and died in 1926. During his formative years he moved to Munich and studied at the Royal Academy of Art with Frank Duveneck and Ludwig Loefftz. In 1885 he returned to Indianapolis and established an art school with William Forsyth. While his landscapes are his signature style, he was also a very fine portrait artist. Today he is remembered as Indiana's finest artist from the early part of the 20th century.




T.  C. Steele "Woodland Scene"
H. 22" x W. 32" Before Treatment


T.  C. Steele "Bear Wallow"

H. 19" x W. 28" Before Treatment




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792. James Kroeter was born in Little Falls, North Dakota, in 1911. He was a painter and commercial artist who lived in Des Moines, Iowa. He studied at the Cumming School of Art in Des Moines and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a member of the Iowa Art guild and exhibited at the Iowa Art Salons in 1931 and 1935. The below oils are from the collection of Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.



James Kroeter "Vermont Sawmill"
H. 30" x W. 36" Before Treatment


Orr Fisher "City Landscape"
H. 36" x W. 42" Before Treatment








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Louise Orwig "Portrait"
H. 27" x W. 27" Before Treatment


Mabel Dixon "Old Homes"
H. 25" x W. 21" Before Treatment








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793. John Elwood Bundy (1853-1933) was part of the Richmond School of Indiana painters and Richmond's premier artist,. He was born in Guilford County, North Carolina and was raised on a farm in Morgan County, Indiana near Monrovia. He spent nearly a decade in New York City as a portraitist but decided to focus on landscape painting. He worked in both oil and watercolor, and much of his subject matter came from Wayne County, Indiana.

In 1888, he moved to Richmond and for eight years headed the Art Department at Earlham College where he taught drawing and painting. During that time, a book of his etchings, Fond Recollections, was published and reflected his love of the scenery around Earlham. He exhibited widely across the United States including the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the Pennsylvania Academy in 1904, the National Academy of Design in 1911 and 1916, the Chicago Art Institute in 1903 and 1907-1914, the Hoosier Salon in 1925, and the 1902 Society of Western Artists. Bundy died in a sanatorium in Cincinnati on January 17, 1933. The below oils are from the fine collection at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana.





John Bundy "Landscape"
H. 10" x W. 14" Before


George Baker "Clear Creek"
H. 16" x W. 22" Before



Mattie Dennis "Landscape"
H. 24" x W. 32" Before









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794. 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 oil was brought in for treatment by the Wayne County Historical Museum, Richmond, Indiana.




Marcus Mote "The Pope Freeing the Gypsies"

H. 40" x W. 60" Before Treatment


 

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795. Maud Spiller Holt (1866-1952) was an avid traveler and painter who painted in every American state and throughout much of Europe. The WPA Arkansas cited Holt as one of the state's most accomplished artists. Holt died on June 15, 1952, and is buried at Little Rock's Oakland Cemetery. In 2006, a Historic Arkansas Museum exhibit, “Women Artists in Arkansas: An Overview from the Permanent Collection,” displayed Holt's landscapes from the State's collection. The below oils are from the collection of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.




A. Swisher "W. Hillen
H. 29" x w 24" Before


Maud Holt "Village Scene"
H. 24" x W. 29" Before


P. Paone "Trapped Pig"
H. 22" x W. 24" Before








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