Treasures of the Swope

John Otis Adams (Amity, Indiana 1851 – Indianapolis, Indiana 1927) Iridescence of a Shallow Stream, 1902 oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 47 13/16 inches Transferred from the Emeline Fairbanks Memorial […]

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Treasures of the Swope

Grant Wood (Anamos, Iowa 1891 – Iowa City, Iowa, 1942) Spring in Town oil on panel, 24 x 22 1/2 inches museum purchase, 1941.30 Grant Wood is best known for his […]

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Treasures of the Swope

William Merritt Chase (Nineveh, Indiana 1849- New York 1916) Still Life with Urns and Red Peppers, c. 1900 oil on canvas, 29 x 36 inches museum purchase, 1955.01   Born […]

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Treasures of the Swope

Billy Morrow Jackson Symmetrical Man: Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, 1968 lithograph Gift of Howard E. Wooden 1990.13   Billy Morrow Jackson’s (Kansas City, Missouri 1926 – 2006 Urbana, […]

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Treasures of the Swope

Gordon Samstag (New York, New York 1906 – Naples, Florida 1990) Young Man Desires Position, 1930 oil on canvas, 50 1/6 x 47 1/4 inches Museum purchase 1944.08   The […]

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Treasures of the Swope

Tompkins Harrison Matteson (Peterboro, New York 1813 – Sherburne, New York 1884) Washington’s Fairwell to HIs Officers, 11855 Oil on canvas, 35 3/8 x 47 1/2 inches Gift of the […]

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Treasures of the Swope

William T. Turman (Graysville, Indiana 1867 – Taft, California 1960) Jewel Pool, 1945 Oil on paperboard, 25 13/16 x 35 13/16 inches Bequest of Beatrice W. Sayer 1997.03   “Jewel […]

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Treasures of the Swope

Thomas Hart Benton (Neosho, Missouri 1889 – Kansas City, Missouri 1975) Threshing Wheat, 19 Oil and tempera, 26 1/6 x 42 1/4 inches Museum purchase 1942.02 Threshing wheat was once […]

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Treasures of the Swope

James Farrington Gookins (Terre Haute, Indiana 1840 – 1904 New York, New York) Fairy Marauders, 1887 Oil on canvas, 20.5 x 17 inches Gift to the Museum by an anonymous […]

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John Ottis Adams

Indiana native John Ottis Adams excelled at capturing on canvas the elusive qualities of light and reflections. Like many of his fellow “Hoosier Group” painters, Adams studied abroad, mainly in […]

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