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461, John Elwood Bundy (1853-1933) was part of the Richmond School of Indiana painters and Richmond's premier artist,. He was born in Guilford County, North Carolina and was raised on a farm in Morgan County, Indiana near Monrovia. He spent nearly a decade in New York City as a portraitist but decided to focus on landscape painting. He worked in both oil and watercolor, and much of his subject matter came from Wayne County, Indiana, especially the Whitewater Valley.

In 1888, he moved to Richmond and for eight years headed the Art Department at Earlham College where he taught drawing and painting. During that time, a book of his etchings, Fond Recollections, was published and reflected his love of the scenery around Earlham.He exhibited widely across the United States including the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the Pennsylvania Academy in 1904, the National Academy of Design in 1911 and 1916, the Chicago Art Institute in 1903 and 1907-1914, the Hoosier Salon in 1925, and the 1902 Society of Western Artists. In 1929, Bundy died in a sanatorium in Cincinnati on January 17, 1933. The below oils are owned by the Richmond Museum of Art.

           

John Bundy "Stream in the Woods"
H. 30" x W. 40: Before Treatment

Winifred Adams "Still Life"
H. 24" x W. 18" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

M. F. Overbeck "House"
H. 21" x W. 19" Before Treatment

A van Dusen "Dutch Family"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
462. Under the guidance of Ms. Rachel Perry, fine arts curator for the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, these three oils represent 83 paintings that have been conserved for their collecion over the last eight years. The pictured oils are all from the hand of T. C. Steele, the leading artist of the Hoosier School of Midwestern Impressionists. Steele was born in 1847 and died in 1926. During his formative years he moved to Munich and studied at the Royal Academy of Art with Frank Duveneck and Ludwig Loefftz. In 1885 he returned to Indianapolis and established an art school with William Forsyth. While his landscapes are his signature style, he was also a very fine portrait artist. Today he is remembered as Indiana's finest artist from the early part of the 20th century.
           

Steele "IU Buildings"
H. 22" x W. 32" Before

Steele "Brookville River"
H. 18" x W. 28" Before

Steele "An Old Garden"
H. 18" x W. 28" Before
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           

Discovery
           
When the above "An Old Garden" was removed from its stretcher another Steele was discovered stretched underneath on the same stretcher. The painting, signed and dated 1890, becomes an astonishing addition to the museum's collection of works from the hand of T. C. Steele. This type of discovery was a first for myself in over 40 years of conservation.

T. C. Steele "Untitled" 1890
H. 18" x W. 28" Before
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           


           
463. Archibald J. Motley, Jr. (1891-1981) studied at the Art Institute of Chicago during the 1910s. He is most famous for his colorful chronicling of the African-American experience during the 1920s and 1930s, and is considered one of the major contributors to the Harlem Renaissance. Unlike many other Harlem Renaissance artists, Archibald Motley, Jr. never lived in Harlem--he was born in New Orleans and spent the majority of his life in Chicago. His was the only black family in a fairly affluent, white European neighborhood. His social class enabled him to have the benefit of classical training at the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris. His night and crowd scenes, heavily influenced by jazz culture, are perhaps his most popular and most prolific. These below oils are owned by The DuSable Museum of African-American History, Chicago, Illinois.
           

Archibald Motley Jr. "Progressive America" 1938
H. 27" x W. 63" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment
           

Illegible "Pushkin"
H. 34" x W. 28" Before Treatment

Robert Thom "Repeal of the Black Laws"
H. 26" x W. 38" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
464.The left image is by Alexis Jean Fournier(1865-1948). Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Fournier was one of the most prolific late 19th- early 20th-Century landscape artists. Greatly influenced by the Barbizon painters, his work pays homage to his artistic mentors. The right image is by T. C. Steele, his background is reviewed above in section 462. These oils are owned by the South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana.
           

Alexis Fournier "Morning in Spring" 1920
H. 14" x W. 24" Before Treatment

T. C. Steele "Autumn in the Blue Ridge Mtns."
1925   H. 22" x W. 32" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
465. George Winter (1809-1876) was born in England. He frequented London's museums and galleries as a young man but apparently received no formal training in art. In 1830, Winter emigrated to New York where he studied for a short time at the National Academy of Design. In 1837, he arrived by stagecoach in the frontier town of Logansport, Indiana, coming, as he said, "..to the Wabash for the purpose...of seeing and learning something of the Indians and exercising the pencil in the (sic.) direction." During his lifetime, Winter documented a vanishing culture. He obtained the confidence of the Miami and Potawatomi Indians and had unique opportunities to sketch them as an artist, but, like an historian, he kept accurate records and wrote prolifically about his paintings and the subjects and circumstances of his works. These four paintings are owned by the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana.
           

George Winter "Scene on the Barrens"
H. 19" x W. 30" After Treatment

Orrin Draver "Winter Landscape"
H. 12" x W. 16" After Treatment
           
           

Maurice Braun "California Sycamores"
H. 20" x W. 24" After Treatment

Randolph Coats "River Landscape"
H. 26" x W. 32" After Treatment
           
           


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