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381. Sven Birger Sandzén is classified as a Post-Impressionist and is in fact one of the few artists of this movement to extensively practice the style in the United States. He was born in Sweden in 1871, At the age of 23, he left Sweden to study in Paris. Later the same year he accepted a teaching position at Bethany College, a liberal arts institution in Lindsborg, Kansas. Today the artist is recognized as a significant figure in the development of modernism in America in the early decades of the twentieth century. Sandzén died in 1954. The below paintings are from the collection of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
           

B. Sandzen "Smokey River
H.25" x W. 30" Before

Anon. "Lady of Guadalupe"
H. 15" x W. 12" Before

G. Widfross "Artist's Studio"
H. 20" x W. 24" Before
           

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382. The below left portrait is titled "Congo Negro." Judging from the handling of the fruit and the basket, the piece appears to be Spanish in origin from the late 17th or early 18th century. The subject matter is a unique piece within the outstanding collection of the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois.
           

Anon "Congo Negro"
H. 35" x W. 29" Before

Crichlow "Lady in White"
H. 49" x W. 31" Before

Moro "Guinean Woman"
H. 28" x W. 20" Before
           

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383. This image was long thought to be the work of Joseph Turner (1775-1851) and it certainly is his style. The picture is heavily coated with discolored varnish. Cleaning will assist to offer a clearer interpretation. The painting is from the outstanding collection of the The Janesville Art League. Janesville, Wisconsin.

Artist Unknown "Venetian Scene"
H. 24" x W. 36" Before Treatment
           

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384. The collection of the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana is vast and varied. They are the largest holder of paintings by the great T. C. Steele. This site had documented over forty paintings from this artist alone. The below oils are being prepared for an upcoming exhibition. The Cecill Head painting is clearly reminiscent of WPA works while the Shulz captures the magnificence of a singular tree.
           

George Jo Mess "Landscape"
H. 18" x W. 24" Before Treatment

Adolph Shulz "The Hillside Beech"
H. 27" x W. 30" Before Treatment
           

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Federick Polley "St. Michael's Church"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment

Cecil Head "Street Corner at Midnight"
H. 25" x W. 32" Before Treatment
           

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385. Asher Durand (1796-1886) was born in Jefferson Village, New Jersey, the eighth of eleven children. His frail health exempted him from working on the family farm; instead, he helped his father, a watchmaker and silversmith. Later he went into engraving work and the completion of the engrave Declaration of Independence in 1823 established Durand's reputation as one of the country's finest engravers. During the late 1820s and early 1830s, when his interest gradually shifted from engraving to oil painting, he demonstrated a growing competence in portraiture and genre subjects. In 1837, a sketching expedition to Schroon Lake, in the Adirondacks, with his close friend Thomas Cole seems to have determined Durand's decision to concentrate on landscape painting. With the death of Cole, in 1848, Durand was recognized as the leader of American landscape painting. These oils are owned by the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana.
           

M. Nordyke "Campsite"
H. 18" x W. 30" Before

R. Grafton "St. Louis Cathedral"
H. 31" x W. 27" Before

A. Durand "Landscape"
H. 30" x W. 40" Before
           

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