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316. The recognition of the paintings by William Turman, chairman of the art department at Indiana state University for 40 years and the first president of the Swope Art Museum, continues to escalate. These four oils are part of the Turman collection at the Turman Township Youth Foundation in Graysville, Indiana.
           

William Turman "Big Spring" 1951
H. 16" x W. 20" Before Treatment

William Turman "Sunlit Garden" 1927
H. 24" x W. 23" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

William Turman "Woolen Mill" 1951
H. 25" x W. 31" Before Treatment

William Turman "Ben and Sarah Turman"
H. 30" x W. 42" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           

           
317. The Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois is the owner of these five oils. The upper right portrait is by John Doctoroff (1893 - 1970). One of Chicago's greatest portrait artists, Doctoroff has not received the reputation he deserves. He was born in New York on July 19, 1893, and died in Chicago on June 27, 1970. John Doctoroff is described as a handsome, smiling, bustling, mustachioed man, and the New York City born son of Russian parents. As a young man, he moved to Texas, where he worked as a commercial artist until he established himself as a recognized portrait artist, having painted Calvin Coolidge, President of the U.S. at that time as well as his Vice President, Charles Dawes. Other well-known portraits were of Herbert Hoover and Al Landon.
           

John Norton "Nude" 1926
H. 40" x W. 32" Before Treatment

John Doctoroff "Lamplighter" 1930
H. 29" x W. 23" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Elbert Drew "Mainstreet"
H. 20" x W. 24" Before Treatment

Esther Johnson "Lake Michigan"
H. 20" x W. 23" Befaore Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Frederick Poole "Jackson Park"
H. 18" x W. 24" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment

           
           


           
318. The center oil is by Raphael Soyer (1899 - 1987). Born in Borisoglebsk, Russia in 1899, Soyer is identified as a Social Realist painter because of his interest in the common man, although he avoided subjects that were particularly critical of society. Soyer moved with his family to the Lower East Side of New York City in 1913, after they were deported from Russia by the Tsarist regime. His father, a Hebrew teacher and writer, encouraged artistic and intellectual pursuits. Soyer left school at sixteen to help support the family. He attended free classes at Cooper Union and at the National Academy of Design. Guy Pene du Bois, a teacher at the Art Students League, recognized his talent and introduced him to Charles Daniel, who gave him his first solo exhibition in 1929. The success of this event secured his position as a professional artist. His subjects were portrayed with strong, flat colors, which evoked a sense of isolation. Common themes were intimate studies of solitary women, often nudes, and portraits of fellow artists, reflecting his great affection and admiration for them. On November 4, 1987, he died in New York.These oils are from the collection of the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan.
           

Thomas Doughty "Landscape"
H. 8" x W. 10" Before

Raphael Soyer "Woman Washing"
H. 21" x W. 15" Before

Ed Bannister "River Scene"
H. 8" x W. 12" Before
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
319. William Edouard Scott (1884-1964) painted more than seventy-five murals during his lifetime. He was born in Indianapolis and spent four years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also studied in Paris at the Academie Julien and with Henry Ossawa Tanner. During World War I he sketched illustrations of black soldiers in action for the publication Crisis which was edited by W. E. B. Du Bois, who founded the NAACP in 1909. This author had the honor of treating all of his Chicago murals: at Lane Tech High School; at Shoop Elementary School; and at the Wabash YMCA. His only other Chicago murals were lost in a fire when the Pilgrim Baptist Church burned down several years ago. These three oils are from the collection of the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois.
           

Scott "Carrying the True Cross"
H. 60" x W. 48" Before

Scott "My Peace"
H. 30" x W. 60" Before

Scott "He Without Sin"
H. 60" x W. 48" Before
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
320. Little is known about the self-taught painter Ernest Hüpeden (ca.1878-1915). Born in Germany, he began painting while imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Hüpeden was eventually freed and came to the United States in 1878. For several years he worked throughout southern Wisconsin, painting murals inside homes and on the outside of barns and other buildings. In 1897, Hüpeden arrived in the southeastern Wisconsin town of Valton where he was hired to paint the interior walls of the Modern Woodman Camp Hall in exchange for his room and board. By December 1899, after almost two years of work, he had created a spectacular panoramic mural covering every square inch of the 60' x 33' x 24' interior. The below painting, dated August 30 1906, shows a specific scene--the Burch-Boldon Family Homestead. The piece is owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in Madison. Hüpeden was found dead in a snow bank in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. While art historians have continued to search for additional information about this gifted traveling artist, only a few of his works have been found.
           

Ernest Hüpeden "Burch-Boldon Homestead" 1906
H. 28" x W. 42" Before Treatment

Edward Custer "Mortimer Jackson"
H. 40" x W. 30" After Treatment
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           


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