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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.028
Title A Wintry Scene
Artist Coats, Randolph
Object Name painting
Date 1940
Description An original oil painting of a mountain scene in winter.
Hoosier Salon
1941 $275.00
Randolph LaSalie Coats
(1891 - 1957)
Not just another snow scene, but a splendid colored wintry vista, blending trees and water, snow and bare ground… in the foreground, a river rushes between ice-fringed banks… in the background rise gently rounded hills, veiled in bluish haze, with sunlight striking chimney and rooftop of the two small houses on the slope… this is an eminently pleasing picture, popular with laymen, and considered by art critics to have been one of the finest of the 1941 Hoosier Salon…born in Richmond, Indiana on September 14, 1891…first painting at nine (a copy of a chromo found in the barn)…lived in Indianapolis…studied with William Eyden, Sr., John Herron Art Institute and at the Cincinnati Art Academy…1922 went to Paris to study… received many awards for his small figures, his marines and landscapes (usually snow scenes), he was best known for his portraits... William H. Block, Elwood Haynes (pioneer auto manufacturer), Ernest Torrence (movie Star), and Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks (wife of a former Vice President of the United States), as well as Governors Ralph Gates and Henry Schricker had their portraits painted by Coats…executed the mural of the Taj Mahal for the Indiana Theater in Indianapolis 1976 he was elected to the Indiana Academy.

Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1941.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-29.5 W-39.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10