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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.061
Title Circus Elephants
Artist Cady, Charles J.
Object Name painting
Date 1962
Description Original casein depiction of somewhat 'sketchy' circus elephants.
CIRCUS ELEPHANTS
Hoosier Salon 1963 $250.00
Charles J. Cady
No. 75
Ink and Casein
25.5 X 14.5
Artist wrote "Sometime ago I watched elephants performing and I thought those great, incredible animals possessing such grace and agility despite their bulk and with such a sense of balance! I remembered the excitement, the noise, the glitter and the smell of the circus and how, as a child, I wished the performances would never end." ... used heavy, textured watercolor paper that "even felt somewhat 1 Ike elephant hide", a sable brush and india ink for quick sketch and later painted with casein, which "takes a lot of scrubbing, washing and redrawing with india ink." ... all of my painting tries to give a little of himself and to create each painting a life of its own--and in this
I am not always successful … I am honored to be a Tri Kappa choice and trust that "CIRCUS ELEPHANTS" may fulfill Its object and purpose" ... painting received "painting of exceptional merit" award at Ninth Exhibit of Paris Art League ...Born in Farmersburg and graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High School, Terre Haute ... prior to service in 1943 artist worked as an architechtural and engineering craftsman and attended classes In art at Indiana State University and design classes at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology … during World War II continued to sketch. Exhibited at Tri-State, Evansville, Swope Gallery.
Provenance Purchased in 1963 from the Hoosier Salon.
Medium ink and casein on paper
Dimensions H-14 W-25 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10