2008
Participating Institutions
 
 
276. Chauncey Ryder (1868-1949) was born in Danbury, Connecticut. His early artistic studies were at the Art Institute of Chicago but in 1901 he moved to Paris to study art at the Académie Julien, under Jean Paul Laurens. He exhibited his works at the Paris Salons from 1903-1909 before opening a New York studio in late 1909. From this period until his death, he was represented by the prominent New York dealer, William Macbeth. Both of these paintings are owned by Terrace Hill in Des Moines, Iowa. Benjamin Franklin Allen, Iowa's first millionaire, built Terrace Hill as his family home. Construction of this 18,000-square-foot home began in 1866 and was completed in 1869. The original cost of $250,000 included the Mansion, Carriage House, all of the furnishings, and approximately 30 acres of land. The house contained very modern features for its time, such as hot and cold running water, gas lights, a lift, and indoor restrooms. William Boyington, a popular Chicago architect of his time, designed Terrace Hill. One of his other works is the Water Tower in Chicago, which survived the great Chicago fire. Today, Terrace Hill is the official home of Iowa's governors.
           

Chauncey Ryder "Jug End Trail"
H. 28" x W. 36" Before Treatment

Edwin Bruns "Old Mill Stream" 1948
H. 30" x W. 35" Before Treatment

           

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277. This oil is owned by Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. The College has an outstanding collection of fine art spanning early Classical artifacts through the modern era. The College is also well known for in-house publication on a scholarly museum level. This oil is heavily layered with dirt, grime and discolored varnish. Cleaning will reinstate the white horses.

Signature illegible "Covered Wagon"
H. 23" x W. 32" Before Treatment
           

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278. Elgin Academy, Elgin, Illinois, was founded in 1839. Today, the school has an enrollment of over 400 students. Last year, the Academy broke ground for its new Media, Science, and Fine Arts Center scheduled to open in the Fall of 2008. With a school almost 170-years-old, it is not surprising that a wonderful art collection has been procured over the years. These oils well attest to the collection's character and strengths. The collection includes numerous WPA and IAP paintings. The central image is an Illinois Art Project painting from 1941.
           

H.S. Delay "Amos Sears"
H. 36" x W. 28" Before

K. Himmel ""Street Fair"   IAP
1941    H. 36" x W. 30" After

H.S. Delay "Susan Sears"
H. 36" x W. 28" Before
           

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279. This oil is owned by the Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.. It pictures a view of the University of a day long ago and far away from the institution's present appearance.

Reinhold Marxhausen "Old UV Campus" 1950
H. 26" x W. 36" Before Treatment
           

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280. These oils are owned by the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan. The right image is by Henri-Joseph Harpignies (1819­1916). Harpignies was a French landscape painter of the Barbizon school born at Valenciennes. His parents intended for him to pursue a business career, but at the age of twenty-seven he entered Achard's atelier in Paris. In 1850, he fell in with Corot and the other Barbizon masters, whose principles and methods are to a certain extent reflected in his own personal art. He returned to Italy in 1860, this time with Corot. On his return, he scored his first great success at the Salon, in 1861, and was a regular exhibitor at the Salon throughout the remainder of his career. The oils is heavily layered with discolored varnish and will change dramatically after cleaning.

Henri Harpignies "Landscape" ca. 1890
H. 6" x W. 13" Before Treatment
           

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Charles Daubigny "River Scene" ca. 1860
H. 10" x W. 16" Before Treatment

Charles-François Daubigny (1817­1878) was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of Impressionism. He was born into a family of painters and was taught the art by his father and uncle. Initially Daubigny painted in a traditional style, but this changed after 1843 when he settled in Barbizon to work outside in nature. Even more important was his meeting with Camille Corot in 1852. On his famous boat Botin, which he had turned into a studio, Daubigny painted along the Seine and Oise, often in the region around Auvers. In 1866 Daubigny visited England where he met Claude Monet, and together they left for the Netherlands. Back in Auvers, he met Paul Cézanne, another important impressionist. These younger painters were influenced early-on by Daubigny's outdoor instincts and style.
           

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Edmund Brucker (1912-1999) was active as a portrait painter in Indianapolis from 1938 until his death. In 1967, the artist retired from his post of almost thirty years as a professor at the Herron School of Art. When the below painting was unframed, it was revealed that it was actually a double-sided painting--two separate paintings painted on one canvas. These are rare occurrences in the history of art and serious considerations will be reviewed to determine the paintings' proper treatment
           

Edmund Brucker "Bill" 1938
H. 32" x W. 26" Before Treatment

Edmund Brucker "Still Life" 1938
H. 32" x W. 26" Before Treatment
           

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