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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.066
Title Morning Light in the Woods
Artist Vawter, Will
Object Name painting
Date 1935
Description Original oil painting of sun-lit woods in autumn.
Hoosier Salon 1935 $400 .00
Will Vawter
(Deceased 1942)
No. 4
Oil painting
27 X 32
This painting Is a pictorial translation of a walk in the woods ..quiet communion
with nature. Mr. Vawter said ''I am very glad to have Tri Kappa own this picture
and I hope that many, many lovers of the big outdoors may feel In seeing It, the
happiness which I felt In trying to interpret the glory of the pearly morning
light of Indiana summer sifting through a network of golden leaves and gray branches
The picture was painted in a beautiful hilly woods not far from Morgantown ... between
Morgantown and Nashville...) lived In Greenfield and was a personal friend of
James Whitcomb Riley, illustrating some of his poems, thus leading him to quit
painting signs for the merchants of Greenfield and start painting pictures ..
later moved to Brown County ... he became one of the best known and most beloved
members of the "Brown County Group of Artists" …painted most every day at least
a few hours at the same time until the picture was finished, usually outdoors ...
exhibited at Hoosier Salon both in Chicago and Indianapolis and various other art
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1935.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-29.5 W-35.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-13