Family Treasures: Time to Share
Our annual "Family Treasures:Time to Share" Exhibit and Sale continues with new additions coming in daily and fabulous art by Indiana’s Hoosier Masters including two T. C. Steele paintings.
Mt. Okemo, Vermont 1887 39.5 x 21 o/c
There is a majestic T.C. Steele painting direct from the prominent Fletcher family of Indianapolis. The painting was created by Steele off the back terrace of the Allen Fletcher home in Vermont as payback for helping to fund Steele’s education in Munich. The painting has been in the family for nearly 130 years and is offered in its original spectacular condition with its original frame. The Fletcher family was part of the Gilded Age of America with businesses in Indianapolis and New York. Their ancestral home was in Vermont and Allen Fletcher invited Steele to visit in the spring of 1887 to spend four months painting. Steele created 15 pieces including this one.
The painting hung over the fireplace in the “Chuckle Hill” mansion until 1950. According to author of “The Passage”, Martin Krause, it was Steele’s first real chance to paint the American landscape after returning from Munich. From then on he focused on his Indiana landscapes, rarely venturing out of the state.
The second beautiful Brown County Painting by Hoosier Master T.C. Steele is called "Summer's Splendor" and comes from the legendary collection assembled by Clarence Long. It was the first painting purchased by Long and his wife Mildred back in the 1960's. It features two figures gazing at the hills of Brown.
T.C. Steele "Summer's Splendor"
These paintings are offered as part of the Gallery’s annual “Family Treasures Sale: Time to Share”. Other paintings include an important Will Vawter painting of his Nashville studio and a large Adolph Shulz of a Brown County scene that at one time was part of the Gallery’s Permanent Collection. Other artists include work by E.K. Williams, Georges LaChance, Gustave Baumann, Leota Loop and many more. Partial proceeds support the Gallery Foundation.
Visit the gallery to view these and other paintings.
"Sunny Day in Springville" by Will Vawter | An early painting of his studio in Nashville - 30 x 36, oil on canvas
This is one of the paintings that will be offered for sale.
“Ridge Tree on Road by Bill Hoy’s House” by Adolph Shulz