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396. The Janesville Art League, Janesville , Wisconsin has an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and graphics. The right image was painted by Susan Hely St. John (1834-1913). Susan Hely was born in Ireland in 1834. She was the daughter of Hilliard and Mary Vowell Hely of Johnstown, Ireland. Hilliard Hely was a professional portrait painter who pursued his early artistic studies in Paris and graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Arts. Historical records indicate that Hilliard Hely emigrated to the U.S. in 1837, settling in Racine County, Wisconsin. Hely encouraged his daughter to paint and tutored her in her early career. She went on to win numerous awards. The pictured image well represents her sensitive compositional and painterly abilities.

Susan St. John "Mexican Flower Girl"
H. 30" x W. 40" Before Treatment
           

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397. Louis Mettling was born in Dijon, France in 1847. The pictured oil is clearly influence from Dutch and Spanish art from the 17th century. Mettling died in Neuilly, France in 1904. All three oils are from the outstanding collection at Mrquette University's Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
           

L. Meidner "Self-Portrait"
H. 23" x W. 19" Before

Robert Walker "Cleric"
H. 29" x W. 24" Before

L. Mettling "Monk in Prayer"
H. 39" x W. 32" Before
           

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398. Carl von Marr (1858-1936) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marr went to Weimar, Germany, 1875 to 1876, to study at the Weimar Academy followed by study at the Academy at Berlin, and then from 1877 to 1885, with the exception of two years, was at the Royal Academy in Munich. He returned to Milwaukee in 1880 to teach art but found he was unable to support himself financially with his talent. He went back to Munich in 1882, where he remained an expatriate; eventually he was knighted by the King of Bavaria and given special honor by the King of Italy. He became a professor at the Royal Academy in Munich in 1893, and their director in 1919. In exhibitions, he received gold medals in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Brussels, Madrid, Budapest, Salzburg, Vienna, Dresden, Barcelona, Antwerp, Liege, New York and Chicago.

Except for a visit at the time of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, Marr did not return to Milwaukee again until 1929 when the University of Wisconsin awarded him an honorary degree. He remained proud of his American citizenship and taught most of the American students in Munich over several decades. However, he was not enthusiastic about the modernism that crept into German art after World War I. Of these innovations, he told a friend, William George Bruce: "I have battled against this modern craze, the jazz expressions in the field of art, but I have not succeeded in stemming it or securing a return to true details. I adhere to the old school of art with all that is implied in the same. I cannot reconcile myself to the present-day trend". Von Marr died in Munich and is buried there. The below oils are owned by the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

           

Carl von Marr "Louise Preusser"
H. 38" x W. 29" Before Treatment

George Schneider "Robert La Follette"
1905    H. 33" x W. 28" Before Treatment
           

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399. Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuijzen was born in 1795. He painted landscapes and winter scenes and won numerous medals for his work. In 1822 he was elected president of the Hague's School of Design. He was considered one of the masters of the Hague School of landscape painting in the 19th century. He died in 1860. George Bruestle was also a landscape artist, but from New York. He was born in 1872 and studied at the Art Student League of New York under Mowbray and later in Paris under Courtois. All three oils are from the outstanding painting collection at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
           

G. Bruestle "Ol Lyme, CT"
H. 12" x W. 16" Before

H. Bakhuijzen "Landscape"
1840  H. 14" x W. 18" Before

A. Merizon "Seascape"
1939  H. 18" x 25" Before
           

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400. A descendant of German immigrants, William McKendree Snyder (1849-1930) studied with George Inness, Albert Bierstadt and William Hunt. He was born in Liberty, Indiana, and lived in Madison and Columbus, Indiana. He served as a drummer boy in the Civil War on the Union side and reportedly survived the infamous Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. He painted many portraits, but is most noted for his southern Indiana landscapes including his depictions of Beech tree forests. Snyder was one of the first to paint the landscape of Brown County, Indiana. These two oils are owned by Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana.
           

William Snyder "Country Road 1855
H. 36" x W. 54" Before Treatment

William Snyder "River Landscape" 1884
H. 34" x W. 55" Before Treatment
           

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