The first solo museum show of T.C. Steele's paintings in Indianapolis since his death in 1926 asserts the artist's devotion to his native surroundings.
Indiana landscape painter William Forsyth’s latent modernism may have secured his place in history—Thomas Hart Benton’s version at least.
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.