Everyday life in the 1930s wasn’t a day at the beach, as these paintings bear out. We see train wrecks, shotgun shacks, and alleys draped with telephone wire.
For T.C. Steele, lifestyle prevailed over stuff. “It has seemed to me,” wrote the Indiana Impressionist, “that the greatest of all arts is the art of living.”
Joel Washington is a Bloomington-based artist whose colorful style has earned him recognition both home and abroad.
Cutting-edge in its time, turn-of-the-century mid-western Impressionist painting laid the groundwork for the American art establishment in the heartland.