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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.032
Title Pastoral Indiana
Artist Mayer, Henrik
Object Name painting
Date 1943
Description Original oil painting of an Indiana field.
Henrik Mayer
Born in 1908 and grew up in New Hampshire ... trained at the Yale School of Fine Arts, traveled in Europe on the Winchester Fellowship and worked as assistant to Eugene Savage and Willy Pogany …besides his murals in the Cosmopolitan Club in New York, painted while he was still in the East, commissioned to paint murals in the Marine Hospital at Louisville and Indiana Post Offices ... Invited to exhibit at the Chicago Annual, Carnegie International ... for over 10 years work shown annually at Hoosier Salon and Indiana Artists Club Exhibitions ... familiar as a consistent prize winner with his paintings of boats and water, informal portraits and his romantic landscapes with figures ... also known as accomplished in watercolor, tempera and lithography and enthusiastic about sailing, the country and good companionship.
The artist remarked, "Yes, we'll miss the landscape…It's been hanging in our dining room for over a year, but then we have lots of pictures…I made the sketch out at Trader's Point one Sunday in June."
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1943.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-25.5 W-39.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10