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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.065
Title Carousel
Artist La Toor, Al
Object Name painting
Date 1955
Description Original watercolor of a carousel.
CAROUSEL
Hoosier Salon 1955 $150 .00
AI LaToor
(Deceased 1958)
No. 44
Watercolor
29.5 X 21
Artist's paintings have a natural quality that is charming ... could, as the saying goes, he lived with in comfort ... there is no attempt to add significance by means of symbolism ... he has not been frightened by Freud Into Intellectual sterility in order to circumvent the warmth and vigor without which all art is dead... Native of Indiana ... started painting at an early age ... most part self-taught although he had some private Instruction from A. Franz Brasz during the ten years he lived and painted In Southern California ... exhibited at the California Watercolor Society and won two first prizes ... during the last years of his 1ife he had a studio In Nashville where he was a member of the Brown County Art Guild ... exhibited at Hoosier Salon for first time in 1955 at which time his "Carousel" as not only Tri Kappa's Purchase Prize, but won the Margaret George
Bridwell Memorial prize awarded by the Chicago Associate chapter of Tri Kappa ...in 1956 he had an exhibition of his work at the Hoosier Salon which evoked much praise for his work.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1955.
Medium watercolor on paper
Dimensions H-20.5 W-28.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-13