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106. The Wisconsin Historical Society is the owner of this magnificent "Portrait of General Lucius Fairchild" by John Singer Sargent. A Case Study of the portrait reviews the painting's historical context and conservation procedures. CASE STUDY

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107. After completing previous treatments for the West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, Wisconsin the director decided to send in two additional paintings. The left image is a regional portrayal of Bayfield, Wisconsin by Morley Hicks (1877-1959). The right image is a study for one of the figures from the "Battle of Atlanta" (1886) panorama painting currently on display in the Cyclorama Building, Atlanta. The sketch was completed by Franz Rohrbeck (1853-1919).
           

Morley Hicks "Bayfield, Wisconsin"
H. 16" X W. 20" Before Treatment

Franz Rohrbeck "Fallen Union Soldier"
ca. 1885 H. 24" X W. 20" Before Treatment 
           

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108. These two paintings are owned by the Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago, Illinois. The art collection in the Spertus Museum includes a number of pieces from the 18th century and before, but the true strength of the collection is in pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries including paintings, drawings, prints, graphics, photographs and sculptures by American, Israeli, Mexican and European artists. These two paintings are by Todros Geller (1889-1949) and are painted on the same board support in an unusual double-sided format. The styles of the paintings are quite different and the images appear to have been painted years apart.  Geller was born in the Ukraine of Russia. In 1906, when he was seventeen years old, he immigrated with his family to Montreal, Canada. There he studied art, married and then moved to Chicago in 1918. He continued his art studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and became a leading artist within the city's art community. He was a source of inspiration to others, including Aaron Bohrod and Mitchell Siporin. Geller's works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
           

Todros Geller "Tenant Scene" Undated
H. 14" X W. 16" Before Treatment

Todros Geller "Park Scene" 1946
H. 14" X W. 16" Before Treatment

           

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109. The left painting is by Alois Arnegger. Arnegger was born in Vienna in 1879. He developed his artistic training at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and established a reputation as a fine portraitist and landscape artist. Although early in his career Arnegger primarily painted depictions of his native Austria, in the early 1920s he traveled to Italy and became enchanted with the coastal scenes along the Mediterranean. He painted vibrant views of Capri, San Remo, Naples, Castellammare and Lake Como. This painting well documents this style. Arnegger died in in 1967. The right painting is a portrait of Mrs. George Davenport. The painting has suffered serious upper water damage.The treatment of her husband's portrait is reviewed on Page 20. These oils are from the collection of the State Historical Society of Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa.
           

Alois Arnegger "Coastal Scene" ca.1925
H. 35" X W. 37" Before Treatment

Anon. "Portrait of Mrs. George Davenport"
H. 22" X w. 27" Before Treatment
           

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110. The Indiana State Museum is the owner of hundreds of works by 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. These paintings represent a total of twenty-four canvases conserved for the museum over the last three years.
           

T.C. Steele "From the West Porch"
H. 22" X W. 27" Before Treatment

T.C. Steele "A Vase of Flowers"
H. 29" X W. 22" Before Treatment
           

T.C. Steele "Stream by a Pasture"
H. 18" X W. 28" Before Treatment

T.C. Steele "The Studio and Cottage" 1925
H. 25" X W. 30" Before Treatment
           

T.C. Steele "Stream by a Pasture"
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T.C. Steele "The Studio and Cottage"
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