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481. These two oils represent 85 paintings that have been conserved for the Indiana State Museum 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.
           

T. C. Steele "Home in the Woods"
H. 25" x W. 30" Before Treatment

T. C. Steele "November Skies"
H. 22" x W. 29" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
482. Charles Fremont Conner (1857­1905) was an American artist who was one of the most important painters in the Richmond Group in Richmond, Indiana. Conner is considered one of the most talented early Richmond artists. He was self-taught and began his career as an industrial painter. Conner became a close friend with painter John Elwood Bundy and exhibited his works alongside the Richmond Group artists. He was a plein-air painter and often spent long periods of time living in a tent and painting outdoors. In 2007, the Richmond Art Museum mounted the largest exhibition of his work ever compiled. These four oils are owned by the Richmond Museum of Art, Richmond, Indiana.
           

Charles Connor "Cabin Scene"
H. 14" x W. 22" Before Treatment

Mary Overbeck "Speed Demons"
H. 18" x W. 28" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

George Baker "Crimson Fall"
H. 30" x W. 40" Before Treatment

Susan St. John "Still Life"
H. 30" x W. 40" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           


           
483. Aaron Bohrod (1907--1992) was an American artist best known for his trompe-l'oeil still-life paintings and his Depression era cityscapes.. Bohrod studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York between 1926 and 1930. During World War II, he worked as an artist, first in the Pacific for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, then in Europe for Life magazine. In 1948, he accepted a position as artist in residence, succeeding John Steuart Curry, at the University of Wisconsin­Madison, and remained in that capacity until 1973. Bohrod died at his home in Madison, Wisconsin in 1992, at the age of 84. The imaged painting is owned by the Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.

Aaron Bohrod "Across the Tracks" WPA
H. 24" x W. 30" Before Treatment
           

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After Treatment
           
           


           
484. Thomas Birch, American portrait and marine painter, was born in London, England, in 1779 and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 3, 1851. He painted portraits until about 1807, when he took up marine-painting. Some of his most famous works depict naval battles of the War of 1812. Historically, his most important work may be a circa-1801 engraving documenting the unfinished U.S. Capitol. Another, may be the painting depicting an 1812 naval battle between USS United States and HMS Macedonian, that hung in the Oval Office of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. It was sold at auction in 2008, setting a record price for the artist of $481,000. The depicted painting is owned by the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama.

Thomas Birch "American Frigate"
H. 9" x W. 14" Before Treatment
           

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After Treatment
           
           


           
485. Conrad Heyd arrived in New York City from Germany around 1860. He was basically a self-taught artist except for his association with other artists in New York. During the Civil War he painted a number of high ranking military officers while serving in the Union Army. He came to Milwaukee in 1868, establishing a studio in the Iron Block Building, a frequent choice of Milwaukee artists. His contemporaries considered him the foremost portrait painter in Milwaukee. Several of his portraits and landscapes are now in the collections of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The below portrait is owned by Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin
           


Heyd "Gov. Washburn"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before

Anon. "Adaoration"
H. 38" x W. 71 After

Anon. "Don Quixote"
H. 23" x W. 25" Before
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           


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