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341. The Brunier Art Museum, Iowa State University. Ames, Iowa is the owner of these two oils. The collection is vast and varied and includes Grant Woods's greatest murals and an extensive display of outdoor sculptures by Christian Petersen. N. C. Wyeth's major exhibit "America in the Making" is currently on display.
           

J. Mather "Portrait of a Woman" 1930
H. 60" x W. 40" After Treatment

Lawton Patten "Vermont Landscape" 1939
H. 16" x W. 20" Before Treatment
           

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342. Percival Leonard Rosseau (1859-1937) was born of French descent in Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana. His father and two older brothers were killed while fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Rousseau and his sister were raised by a family friend in Kentucky after the Union General William Tecumsah Sherman razed the family plantation during the Mississippi campaign. Rosseau, who was educated at a private school, worked as a cowboy and made an unsuccessful attempt to enter the lumber business before starting a profitable import business. He left the business around 1894 and traveled to Paris to study art at the Academie Julian. The artist exhibited a painting of his wife with two Irish wolfhounds at the Paris Salon in 1904 that so well received by the critics that he began to specialize in painting dogs. Rosseau returned to the United States in 1915, joined the art colony at Old Lyme, Connecticut, and pursued his specialty of painting scenes of sporting dogs. Among Rosseau's wealthy patrons was Percy Rockefeller who lent him his dogs for use as models and built a studio for him at Overhills, his private hunting club in Fayetteville, North Carolina. These three oils are owned by the The University of Kentucky Art Museum. Lexington, Kentucky.
           

P. Rosseau "Full Cry" 1908
H. 35" x W. 46" Before

G. Bailey "Lady Thorn" 1870
H. 19" x W. 30" Before

R. A. Fox "Contentment"
H. 25" x W. 35" Before
           

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343. Sophia M. Edgerton was born in New York circa 1830. She married Dr. Thomas Russell in Oshkosh in 1856. A daughter Mary was born circa 1862. Sophia was a well-known Oshkosh artist is is credited with teaching John Franklin Waldo how to paint landscapes. She died in Oshkosh on Dec. 14, 1904. Thomas Pember Russell, Jr. was born on April. 19, 1827 at Bethel, Vermont. Thomas Jr. enlisted at Oshkosh and was commissioned as 1st Assistant Surgeon of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on May 10, 1861. After an illness of just one day, Thomas died at his home in Oshkosh on Oct. 5, 1917. He is buried there in Riverside Cemetery. These three family portraits are owned by the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
           

S. Russell "Dr. Thomas Russell"
1875    H. 29" x W. 24" Before

S. Russell "Self-Portrait"
 H. 29" x W. 23" Before

S. Russell "Mary Russell"
1876   H. 30" x W. 25" Before
           

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344. Giovanni Boldini (1842­1931) was an Italian genre and portrait painter, belonging to the Parisian school. He was known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style. Boldini, born in Ferrara, Italy. He initially went to Florence in 1862 to study realist painting. From 1872 Boldini lived in Paris, where he became a friend of Edgar Degas. He also became the most fashionable portrait painter in Paris in the late 19th century. His career as one of the most sought-after society portraitists of the Gilded Age would bring him into the homes and lives of the wealthiest and most extravagant members of international society. He had a dashing style of painting resembling the work of his contemporaries John Singer Sargent and Paul Helleu. He was nominated commissioner of the Italian section of the Paris Exposition in 1889, and received the Légion d'honneur for this appointment. He died in Paris in 1931. Ferrara has dedicated an entire museum to his work.

The English-born artists Samuel Marsden Brookes and Thomas H. Stevenson moved to America and met in Chicago. In 1855, the pair opened a studio in Milwaukee and worked together on portrait and landscape oils. Collaboration on paintings is unusual but each brought an artistic strength. Brookes excelled as a portraitist and Stevenson as a landscapist. The Brookes center image is a captivating "Self-Portrait." All three oils are owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.

           

G. Boldini "Cyrus McCormick"
H. 36" x W. 29" Before

S. Brookes "Self-Portrait"
H. 24" x W. 20" Before

G. Boldini "Nettie McCormick"
H. 41" x W. 32" Before
           

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345. These three oils are representative of the outstanding collection at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art. The center painting is by William Schwartz. Schwartz was born in Smorgon, Russia in 1896. He studied at the Vilna Art School in Russia with a four-year scholarships before immigrating to the United States at the age of 17. He lived with his sister in New York for eight months and later moved to Chicago where he continued his lessons at the Art Institute. He also assumed the role of principle tenor in various vaudeville, radio, concert and operatic performances. His musical career supported his tuition at the Institute throughout the 1920's when he became a well-recognized painter. Schwartz's musical career continued to influence his works and his paintings have been closely sourced to the writings and philosophies of Wassily Kandinsky who explored the relations of music, spirituality, color and abstract form. After graduating from the Art Institute, Schwartz continued to exhibit there annually in group shows until, in 1926, he held his first solo-exhibition at the Institute. He continued to exhibit extensively in Chicago, Madison, Dallas, New York, Detroit and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Schwartz received numerous awards and prizes throughout his career. He died in Chicago in 1977.
           

J. Aubert "Reverie" ca. 1870
H. 18" x W. 13 " Before

W. Schwartz "North Side Chicago"
H. 36" x W. 40" Before

G. de Lairesse "Sac. of Polyxena"
ca. 1675     H. 54" x W. 38" Before
           

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