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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.041
Title Windy Night
Artist Staley, Clarence W.
Object Name painting
Date 1945
Description An original oil painting of a homestead on a windy night.
WINDY NIGHT
Hoosier Salon 1947 $600 .00
Clarence W. Staley
(1894-1946)
No. 27
Oil
36 X 28
This painting was painted in about four hours late one Sunday evening in 1945. His daughter, Virginia, posed for the girl in the foreground with an umbrella ... loved to paint this type of picture, forcing light and still keeping It from looking like paint. Born in Sindbonne, Indiana in 1894 but his home was In Martinsville ... began painting at the age of nine ... at the age of twelve passed a jury (composed of J. Otis Adams, William Forsythe and T. C. Steele) at the John Herron Art Institute exhibiting a small landscape. Pictures hang in Rockefeller Center in New York and in numerous colleges, libraries, schools, and business offices and homes in many states.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1947.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-27.5 W-35.75 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10