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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.018
Title Flowers in Orbit
Artist Payne, Grace
Object Name painting
Date 1961
Description Original abstract oil and enamel painting of flowers.
FLOWERS IN ORBIT
Hoosier Salon 1962 $100.00
Grace lzor Payne
(1918- )
No. 72
oil
1 3 X 11
The painting 'was just simply excitement and fun to me' … it was executed with a painting knife and the medium is oil and enamel ... after I started to paint a set of problems occur in chain reaction and continue until the work is completed ... It is as if I were being led down a path one step at a time to a destination." ... Born in Indianapolis in 1918 … first interest in art came as a result of a scholarship from Public School No. 84 to attend afternoon classes at John Herron
Art Institute from Grade 6 through 8 ... In high school she took as much art as possible and was Jane Messick's art assistant for three years at Shortldge High School ... after graduation received the Roda Sellick Scholarship to Rockford College... returned to Indianapolis and attended Elmer Taflinger's figure dancing classes on ful1 scholarship ... later enrolled at Butler and worked toward a degree in teaching ... member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority … with additional work at John Herron and Butler , she graduated with a B.S. degree In 1956.

Provenance Purchased by Tri-Kappa from the Hoosier Salon in 1962.
Medium oil on board
Dimensions H-13 W-11 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10