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11. The West Bend Art Museum in West Bend, Wisconsin is one of the State's hidden jewels. With a varied collection, it is primarily known for housing the work of Carl von Marr (1858-1936). Born in Germany, von Marr exhibited at the Columbian Exposition in 1894. The museum owns over 300 of his works including the pictured "Funeral in Friesland" (1882). The signed and dated oil-on-canvas painting measures H. 41" X W. 65".
   
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12. These oils represent two very different paintings from the collection of the University of Illinois, although the artists have much in common. The scene on the left is entitled, "Grant Park" (1941) and was completed by the WPA artist Edgar Britton. Britton is well known in Chicago for he completed the magnificent fresco, "The Epochs in the History of Mankind," at Lane Technical High School. The wonderful "Mexican Dancer" on the right was painted in 1928 by the French-born artist Jean Charlot. Charlot moved to Mexico in 1928 and studied fresco technique with Diego Rivera. In the1940's he became an art professor at the University of Hawaii where he received numerous fresco commissions.


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13. The Hancock Historical Museum is a local history museum dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the history of Hancock County, Ohio from its geologic formation to 20th Century artifacts. This "Floral Still-Life" (H. 28" X W. 38") was painted by Emma Gear Linaweaver. The painting is signed and dated, December 1894. Linaweaver was a local artist and art teacher who died in 1916.

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14. Illinois has its own hidden jewels. One of these is the Oregon Township Public Library. Following the Columbian Exposition in 1893, a core group of artists decided to remain in the Chicago area . Their desire was to escape the city in favor of an artistic retreat. Wallace Heckman, a Chicago attorney, offered the use of his summer estate in Oregon, Illinois under an unusual lease that ran for as long as one of the founding members was alive. In 1898 the Eagle's Nest Art Colony was born. Sculptor Lorado Taft and the painters Charles Francis Brown and Oliver Dennett Grover were three of the founding members. The influential writers Hamlin Garland and Henry B. Fuller were also associated with the colony. The "Landscape" represented below is by Leon Makielski who spent his summer months at the colony while a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1900's. The "Portrait of Ms. Sally" is by Ralph Elmer Clarkson. The colony officially ended in 1942.

Before Treatment. Oil on canvas, "Landscape" (1907) by Leon Makielski.(1885-1874)

Before Treatment. Oil on canvas, "Portrait of Sally" by Ralph Elmer Clarkson.(1861-1942)

Detail During Cleaning

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15. This painting is owned by the Illinois State Historical Society, Springfield, Illinois. Its treatment and history are documented on the following page.

 

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