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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.053
Title Fall Fantasy
Artist Nusbaum, Esther Commons
Object Name painting
Date 1959
Description Somewhat abstract original watercolor depicting 'fall.'
Hoosier Salon 1959 $100.00
Esther Commons Nusbaum
No. 58
28 X 9.5
Work was inspired by the powdering of her table by the natural parachutes of the milkweed seed escaping from an autumn bouquet . . . the artist captured the effect with gouache and inks on glass ... Born in Richmond ... studied at Gulf Park College, Mississippi, with Sarah K. Smith, at the University of Wisconsin, with Lawrence McConaha, William Thon, John Corbino, Jerry
Farnsworth, Hi1ton Leach, Edmund Brucker, George Jo Hess and Edwin Fulwider ... taught art classes for Richmond State Hospital patients from 1948 to 1963 and has had many private students ... on Board of Directors of the Art Association of Richmond ...exhibited in Richmond artists ' annuals, winning the McGuire Purchase prize in 1947, the Lontz Figure Prize in 1949, the Kagaw Prize in 1961 and in 1964, the Second National Sank Purchase Prize and Jenkins Prize for Most Outstanding Work ... has traveled around the world sketching.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1959.
Medium gouache
Dimensions H-28.25 W-9.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10