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321. The Brauer Museum in Valparaiso, Indiana is the owner of this oil by Konrad Juestel (1924-2001). Born in the Wagrain, Austria, in 1924, Konrad Juestel studied under the great Austrian expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka in the mid 1950s. In 1959, Juestel immigrated to the United States working initially in New York and Chicago. From the late 1970s, Juestel has worked as a painter and freelance designer. From 1986 to 1988, he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying printmaking, particularly the etching, lithography, silkscreen and monoprinting processes. Juestel had his last studio in Valparaiso, Indiana, which is self-designed, built and furnished.

Konrad Juestel "Indiana Dunes" 1961
H. 20" x W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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322. Mathias Alten (1871-1938) led a well traveled career. He was born in Germany and at the age of 17 emigrated with his family to Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1898 Alten went to France and studied with Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens at the Academie Julian. Interested in animal drawing, he also attended classes at a veterinary school and later traveled throughout France and Italy. He returned to Grand Rapids and devoted his work to plein air landscapes influenced by American and French Impressionism. In 1910 he traveled to Holland to study Dutch landscape painting and in 1912 he went to Spain. Always interested in outdoor light, he went to Taos, New Mexico in 1927 and painted landscapes and Indian figures. He returned to Grand Rapids but spent some time in California and Florida. The following three paintings are from the collection of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
           

Anon. "Man with a Pipe"
H. 12" x W. 10" Before

M. Alten "Cows"
H. 12" x W. 16" Before

J. Maris "On the Towing Path"
H. 12" x W. 8" Before
           

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323. The Ragdale Foundation supports writers and artists in a retreat setting located on the grounds of Arts and Crafts architect Howard van Doren Shaw's 1897 summer home in Lake Forest, Illinois. The community hosts over 200 emerging artists in all fields. This oil is from the Foundation's collection and was completed by Sarah Van Doren Shaw, the architect's mother.

Sarah Van Doren Shaw "Geese Walk"
H. 18" x W. 24" Before Treatment
           

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324. Oliver Dennett Grover (1861-1927) was born in Earlsville, Illinois. In 1876, he moved to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago. He also attended classes at the Academy of Design. Over the next four years he studied in Munich, Florence, and in Paris under the great Jean-Paul Laurens. He returned to Chicago in 1887 and became an instructor at the Art Institute. Some of his finest works, now lost, were carried out at the World's Columbian Exposition where he completed ceiling murals in several of the buildings. The author had the honor of treating his mural on the 10th floor of Chicago's Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue. The pictured image is owned by the Northern Illinois University Lorado Taft Field Campus,
Oregon, Illinois

Oliver Dennett Grover "Sunshine and Shadows" 1899
H. 28" x W. 40" Before Treatment
           

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325, Carl Krafft (1884-1938) was born in Ohio. He moved to Illinois and had a studio in Oak Park. He traveled to Brown County, Indiana, where he would have been influenced by T.C. Steele and other Brown County artists well featured within this site. He then traveled to the Ozarks of south-central Missouri. In the Ozarks, he and Rudolph Ingerle, who first visited the mountainous region in 1912, created a major art colony called the Society of Ozark Painters. Painters were attracted there because they were enchanted by the dramatic landscape of the region and "the delicate color of its hazy atmosphere." Krafft's first painting of the Ozarks that brought him attention was "The Charms of the Ozarks". The piece was featured in the 1916 annual exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago and was awarded a $500. prize. The Hudson River Valley of New York State was another region of his interest. He visited there in 1925 and painted numerous large landscapes. Krafft died in Oak Park in 1938. This pictured oil is owned by the Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, Illinois. The painting and frame are constructed from one piece of wood.

Carl Krafft "Wooded Landscape"
H. 16" x W. 13" Before Treatment
           

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