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August 26, 2013

 

Riley Child-Rhymes, title page and frontispiece

Picturing Little Orphant Annie

It was Will Vawter's introduction in 1893 to poet James Whitcomb Riley that would put Vawter’s art in the public eye.

March 11, 2013

 

black and white portrait of T.C. and Selma Steele in their garden

Steele’s Magnolia

In the spring of 1908, Selma Steele began planting gardens—a passion that would become her own artistic contribution to the House of the Singing Winds.

August 18, 2008

 

Midwestern Impressionism

When T.C. Steele and colleagues returned to Indiana in the mid-1880’s after studying at Munich’s Royal Academy of Painting, their canvases evinced the tonal realism they’d absorbed there.

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