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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.068
Title Christmas
Artist Wheeler, Clifton
Object Name painting
Date 1943
Description Original oil painting of a barn in winter Christmas Day.
CHRISTMAS
Hoosier Salon 1943 $150.00
Cllfton Wheeler
(1883-1953)
No. 15
Oil
24 X 32
Native Hoosier ... born in Hadley, Indiana, September 1833 … studied with William Forsythe and two years at the New York School of Art with William H. Chase, Robert Henry and Kenneth H. Hiller … went twice to Europe with the Chase class where he studied and worked In Italy, Germany and France ... settled In Irvington, then the home of Butler University, where he had a studio ... taught at John Herron Institute of Art almost 25 years ... taught at Shortridge High School for 10 years ...some summers at Butler University and the University of Colorado at Boulder ... best known for his oil paintings ... also did beautiful watercolors and tempera ... painted the Catskills, southern Indiana, Colorado ... seemed happiest painting Smoky Mountains which he loved.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1943.
Medium oil on board
Dimensions H-23.5 W-31.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-13