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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.036
Title Sunlight Day
Artist Mess, Gordon
Object Name painting
Date 1952
Description Original oil painting of a sunlit home.
SUNLIGHT DAY
Hoosier Salon 1952 $200.00
Gordon Hess
(1900-1959)
No. 36
oil
24 X 29
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1900 …studied at John Herron Art Institute on a scholarship, Fontainebleu, France under Gaston Galande, Andre Strauss, and Jean Despujols … also studied under Emile Gruppe in Glouscester, Massachusetts and Wayman Adams in Elisabethtown, New York ... painted in most of the mainland states as well as tn Canada, Mexico and Cuba ... member of the Hoosier Gallery Association, Fontainebleu Alumnus Association, Indiana Artists Club and was a former manager of the Circle Engraving Company which did some of the engravings for The Cross Keys ... exhibited at the Palace of Fontainebleu, France, Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts, John Herron Art Institute, Cincinnati Art Museum, Dayton and Louisville as well as Fort Wayne Art Institute ... won numerous prizes at Hoosier Salon ... his unexpected death in 1959 was a great loss to Indiana Art.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1952.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-24.5 W-29.75 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10