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71. The left image is by Leonard Ochtman(1854-1934). Ochtman was born in The Netherlands, on October 21, 1854. His father was a decorative painter and his son assisted him in his work. In 1866 the family sailed for Albany, New York, the mother dying en route. At the age of 23 he opened an art studio in Albany. Two years later he went to New York where he studied briefly at the Art Students League. He traveled extensively and painted in England, France and Holland before returning to America. Today his work can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The right image is by Alexis Jean Fournier(1865-1948). Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Fournier was one of the most prolific 19th-Century landscape artists. Greatly influenced by the Barbizon painters, this oil pays homage to one of his artistic mentors. Both paintings are owned by the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana.

L. Ochtman "Connecticut Scene" 1886
H. 15" X W. 26" Before Treatment

Alexis Fournier "Millet's Birthplace" 1909
H. 30" X W. 40" Before Treatment

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72. Adolph Heinze was born in Chicago in 1887. He is best known for his landscape painting.He initially studied with Karl Buehr and Frederic Grant in Chicago. He then went on to study with William Merritt Chase. He was a member of the Chicago Gallery Association and the All-Illinois Fine Artists Association. Heinze worked for the Great Northern Railway and did numerous paintings of the unknown West. This oil-on-canvas painting is from the outstanding collection of the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois. Adolph Heinze died in Glenview, Illinois in 1958.
Adolph Heinze "Landscape" ca.1940
H. 28" X W. 33" After Treatment
           
           

73. The Dundee Township Historical Society, West Dundee, Illinois owns this wonderful "Landscape" painting. The piece is signed and dated "1887." The signature though is a mystery due to the artist's calligraphic style. The stretcher bars were made in Chicago and it is assumed the artist is an Illinois painter. The right image is a detail of the signature. The author and the Society welcomes correspondence from anyone aware of this artist.


"Illinois Landscape" 1887
H. 22" X W. 36" Before Treatment

Detail Signature
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Joseph Vavak "Department Store"
1937 WPA/FAP
H. 34" X W. 27" Before Treatment
74. This oil-on-masonite painting was created by Joseph Vavak. Vavak was born in Vienna, Austria in 1899.He was raised in Chicago and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Art Student's League in New York. This painting was created under the WPA/FAP. The Works Progress Administration, or WPA, was established by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to take 3.5 million people off relief and put them to work. Within a year some 5,000 artists were busy creating murals, prints, paintings, and sculptures. Six of Vavak's pieces are now in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This painting is owned by the University of Kentucky Art Museum. Vavak died in Stotesbury, Missouri in 1969.


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75. The Detroit Historical Society owns this oil-on-canvas, "Winslow" by Thomas Chilvers. The painting shows the steam tug Winslow in the foreground on the left with the five masted schooner David Dows behind her on the right. The tug is shown in profile as she tows the disabled sailing ship in a storm. Dows has all her canvas blown out and her topmast is down and may be seen floating in the foreground at the bottom. The painting is coated with a oil layer which are particularly delicate to remove.

Thomas Chilvers
"The Winslow and Dows" 1881
H. 16" X W. 27" During Cleaning

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