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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.030
Title Autumn In Skokie
Artist Cilfone, Gianni
Object Name painting
Date 1951
Description Original oil painting of a barn / farm in autumn.
1999.001.030
Autumn in Skokie
Hoosier Salon 1952 $300.00
Gianni Cilfone
(1908-Deceased)
No. 35
oil
36 X 25
The artist was a middle of the road painter accepted by both the moderns and the conservatives …work went through gradual change with "of course" the roots in tradition … Born in Italy in 1908. Came to live In Chicago at the age of six, but was a Hoosier by choice of painting location … studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago Art Institute and spent many summers studying in the schools on the east coast ... exhibited at the Chicago Galleries, the Salmagundi
Club in New York City, the Hoosier Salon and the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago... In 1940 discovering Brown County, started painting local scenes and in 1946 made his residence there where he painted and taught.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1952.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-24.5 W-35.25 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10