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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.010
Title Afternoon at Assisi
Artist Hart McGee, Josephine
Object Name painting
Description Original piece, depicting a street / buildings in Assisi.
AFTERNOON AT ASSISI
Hoosier Salon 1962 $100.00
Josephine Hart McGee
(1924-)
No. 71
Casein
20 X 12
Of this painting the artist wrote "after lunching at Perulgia on our all-day trek by us from Florence to Rome, In the late afternoon we stopped at Assisi ...leaving the bustle of other Italian town, Assisi seemed much as portrayed, an oasis of 1ight and dark peace ... stark light against the antique warmth of stone towers and walls was most impressive ... making a few sketches and taking some fast color photographs was all there was time for after the guided tour ... cavernous
halls and rooms of the monastery laid bare the murky quiet sound beneath such a sunlit exterior ... Assisi was unique and 'bothered' me until I finally worked out the problems surrounding the executing of the painting ... the illusion in the picture Is my own personal feeling toward Assisi . . I can only hope that others may receive some measure of my emotions." ... born in 1924 at Lafayette ... parents 1ived In Gary ... her mother and she are Tri Kappas ... graduated from Lew Wallace High School in Gary In 1946 from Purdue with a B.S. In Home Economics, majoring in design and illustration ... studied with Elmer E. Taflinger, Edward Nicholson, Paul Sweany, Fred Rigley, Gianni Cilfone and Earl Beyer ... member of Indiana Artists Club, Hoosier Salon and Patrons Association and Indianapolis Art League.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1962.
Medium casein on paper
Dimensions H-20.25 W-12 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10