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361. The Museum of Wisconsin Art is located in West Bend, Wisconsin. Out of the struggles of the Great Depression, Charles W. Thwaites (1904-2002) rose to prominence as a muralist and leading portraitist in Wisconsin. An active exhibitor in hundreds of local, regional, and national art exhibitions, he won awards and critical acclaim from New York to California. In 1926 he began studying art at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, eventually teaching there in 1930.In the 1930s and 40s, Thwaites enjoyed a highly successful art career, not only in Wisconsin, but nationally. He also won competitions for post office murals in Chilton and Plymouth, WI, Windom, MN and Greenville, MI. In 1952, he move to Taos and his work became more abstract. The pictured item is from this time period. Thwaites died in New Mexico in 2002.

Charles Thwaites "Abstractions" 1964
H. 29" x W. 47 " After Treatment
           
           
362. The Sherman House in Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of the famous Civil War General, William Tecumseh Sherman and his brother, John. Today the house is owned by a private non-profit group, the Fairfield Heritage Association. The Sherman House is on the Civil War Discovery Trail which links more than 300 sites in 16 states. This particular portrait hangs in the glorious Georgian House, the other structure governed by the Fairfield Heritage Association. The home is one of the most beautiful historic homes the author has ever seen. Charles Martin was the home's second owner.

Anon. "Charles Martin"
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363. Occasionally small bits of somewhat illegible information are located on the back of a canvas. This was the case with the below Arthur B. Davies oil. A faint pencil inscription said "Enter the(??) enchanted woods (???) (???) dare." followed by an illegible circled name beginning with the letter "M." With targeted internet research, the inscription became known. It refers to a poem by the famous English novelist and poet George Meredith (1828-1909). The poem reads: "Enter these enchanted woods, You who dare. Nothing harms beneath the leaves More than waves a swimmer cleaves. Toss your heart up with the lark, Foot at peace with mouse and worm, Fair you fare. Only at a dread of dark Quaver, and they quit their form: Thousand eyeballs under hoods Have you by the hair. Enter these enchanted woods, You who dare." The poem provided inspiration for Davies's composition. All five of these oils are owned by the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.
           

Guigou "Dry Durance"
H. 9" x W. 18" Before

Anon. "Port. of an Officer"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before

Cameron "Seascape"
H. 9" x W. 20" Before
           

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A. B. Davies ""Enchanted Woods" 1915
H. 22" x W. 17" Before Treatment

Louis Ribak "The Shadow Boxers" 1939
H. 30" x W. 48" Before Treatment
           

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364. The Scholte House, Pella, Iowa, built in the winter and spring of 1847-1848, was the fulfillment of a promise Dominie Hendrik Scholte made to his wife Mareah to alleviate her homesickness and disappointment. He had promised to build her a house with all the comforts of the home she had left in The Netherlands. Remaining much as it was in Pella's early days, some rooms now play different roles, and others have been added. In this treasured house lies much of the earliest history of de kolonie. Since the Scholte house was built in 1848, some of its 22 rooms have always been occupied by Scholte descendants. The last Scholte descendant to live in the house was Leonora Gaass Hettinga. She and her brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Norma Gaass, then gave the house to the Pella Historical Society in 1979 for use as a museum. These three oils are part of the museum's collection and have been painted by G. H. Nollen.
           

G. H. Nollen "Forest Scene"
H. 25" x W. 19" Before

G. H. Nollen "Nora Scholte 1896
H. 25" x W. 19" Before

G. H. Nollen "Travelers"
H. 18" x W. 25" Before
           

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365. Arvid F. Nyholm (1866 ­ 1927) was born and trained in Sweden . He was primarily a portrait painter who lived in New York and also Chicago . He painted the social elite throughout the Midwest. Edgar Ruby Harlan, 1869 ­ 1941 was a lawyer and public official. He was the Curator (director) of the State Historical Department from 1908 to 1937, now the State Historical Museum . He was also a founder of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association and the Iowa State Conservation Commission.

Nyholm "Edgar Ruby Harlan"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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