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Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN, “1900-21 American paintings exhibit to open here today”, Sunday, January 10, 1954, main edition, page 6, not illustrated

January 10, 1954

ECA Record Control Number: 19504

Record Level: Reference

Record Type: Newspaper

Article Type: Name Mention

Key Title: 1900-21 American paintings exhibit to open here today

Sub Title: -none-

Language: English

Author: staff

Publisher: Palladium-Item
Publish Location: Richmond, IN

Date of Publication: Sunday, January 10, 1954

Page: main edition, page 6, not illustrated

Source: Newspapers.com paid subscription

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Carlsen, Emil, 1848-1932.

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Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN, "1900-21 American paintings exhibit to open here today", Sunday, January 10, 1954, main edition, page 6, not illustrated

Palladium-Item, Richmond, IN, “1900-21 American paintings exhibit to open here today”, Sunday, January 10, 1954, main edition, page 6, not illustrated


1900-21 American paintings exhibit to open here today

An exhibit of American paintings from 1900 to 1921 will open in the McGuire hall galleries Sunday afternoon.

The exhibit on loan from the John Herron Art museum, Indianapolis, and will remain in the local galleries through Jan. 31.

Included among the paintings are three still life studies, seven portraits, seven figure studies and 10 landscapes. Many of the artists represented are from Indiana. Several were among the first group that went abroad and brought back new thoughts and ideas adopted by the “Hudson River” school of painters.

Dean of the Hossier group of Indiana artist was Theodore C. Steele. He is represented in the exhibit by the portrait, Munich Girl. Visitors to Brown county may recall visiting his former studio, now a state memorial. His old home and school was on the site of the present John Herron Art museum and school.

Wayman Adams, another Hoosier artist in the group, was born in Muncie and now is living in Texas. He was educated at the John Herron Art school and studied with William Chase, Robert Henri and William Forsyth. Mr. Adams is considered an outstanding portriat painter. He is represented in the exhibit by a still life, Hog’s Heads and Crock, painted in the butcher shop formerly owned by John Nixon, Centerville.

Chase Represented
William M. Chase. whose self-portrait is in the permanent collection of the Richmond Art association, is represented by Lady in White. A portrait of Chase, painted when he was a young man by by James Carroll Beckwith, is the largest and most striking picture in the galleries. The self-portrait shows Chase as he appeared in later life.

Louis Betts has a fine portrait of Booth Tarkington, Indiana author. Betts, a pupil of Chase, is represented in the permanent collection of the Richmond Art association by his Girl in a Rose Gown and a portrait of Mrs. M. F. Johnston, former Art association director. He is living in New York.

A commanding canvas is Winter Landscape by Rockwell Kent, who studied with many famous painters including Chase, Henri, Kenneth Hayes and others. Kent, whose work has been shown in many galleries and awarded numerous prizes, also is an author and illustrator. His works include Wilderness and Voyaging and illustrations for Candide and Leaves of Grass.

The exhibit, which is expected to attract considerable attention from local art partrons, comes at a time when the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other galleries are spot lighting American art. The Metropolitan’s current exhibit is “American Painting, 1754 to 1954.” It is primarily a tribute to Columbia university’s celebration of its two hundredth anniversary.

Also at this time the museum is host to an international congress of art museum officials and through the American painting exhibit hopes to convey to these foreign experts information concerning American art.

Mrs. Ralph Whisenhunt, director of the Richmond Art association, in commenting on the show said Saturday, “I feel that Wilbur Peat, director of John Herron Art museum, has chosen for the Art association’s January show a good cross section of American “old masters.” The paintings make a rich and beautiful gallery.”

Members of committee
Members of the Hanging committee were Harry Townsend, Ralph Pyle, John E. Bell and Mrs. Whisenhunt.

The F. Raymond Jenkins, jr., exhibit of paintings and work done as a student of industrial design at Carnegie Insitute of Technology which opened in December will be on view in the galleries through Jan. 31.

Painters who work is included in the American show include Wayman Adams, James Carroll Beckwith, Frank W. Benson, Louis Betts, Ernest Blumenschein, Roy Brown, Dines Carlsen, Emil Carlsen, James Chapin, William M. Chase, Paul Daugherty, Frank Duveneck, Frederick Frieseke, Charles Hawthorne.

Robert Henri, George Innes, Rockwell Kent, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Jean MacLane, Gari Melchers, Willard Metcalf, Edward Redfield, Walter Elmer Schofield, William V. Schevill, Walter Shirlaw, Theodore C. Steel, Seymour Thomas, Dwight Tryon and Frederich Waugh.”



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