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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.051
Title Backbone of the Nation
Artist Myslive, Frank R.
Object Name painting
Date 1963
Description An original oil painting of the interior of a colonial blacksmith's shop.
BACKBONE OF THE NATION
Hoosier Salon 1964 $350. 00
Frank R. Myslive
No. 77
Red India Ink Glazed with Oil
36 X 13
During a tour of the mill, one of the departments with the No. 2 Open Hearth at
Inland Steel the color, light and heat at the tapping of the furnace made a great Impression on the artist, so 35mm pictures were taken to recall the effect that moment had ... after making several sketches, he sketched the canvas with red India Ink, glazed the sketch with transparent oil colors and finished with extra heavy impasto ... heat and light was brought out by "scrubbing" ... Born and raised in Lake County and lifetime resident of the Calumet Region ... employed at Inland
Steel Company for many years ... painted "seriously" for over fifty years ... training was received at Chicago Fine Arts School and the Art Institute of Chicago …under the auspices of the Indiana State Rehabilitation Department studied at the American Academy of Fine Arts In Chicago, summer classes in Saugatuck, Michigan and Wisconsin University … paintings have been exhibited in Chicago, South Bend, Indianapolis and Miami
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1964.
Medium india ink glazed with oil
Dimensions H-29.75 W-35.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10