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Favorite Bypath
re: Louis Oscar (L.O.) Griffith - Favorite Bypath (artwork #4836)

Louis Oscar (L.O.) Griffith (1875-1956)

Favorite Bypath

Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 inches
Signed Lower Left

This painting was featured in our weekly email on 9/23/16 along with the following gallery comments:

Louis Oscar (L.O. by way of signature) Griffith was born in Greencastle, Indiana yet moved to Texas in his youth. As a boy, he was obsessed with drawing and was an inveterate sketcher. Griffith studied under famous Texas artist Frank Reaugh and then attended the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and the Chicago Art Institute. He eventually settled in Chicago and was employed as a commercial illustrator. He was adept at several mediums – oil, etching and watercolor. He even created the occasional wood block print. Through his association with the Palette and Chisel club and fellow member Adolph Shulz, he became familiar with Brown County. He began visiting in 1907 and settled there permanently, to paint full time, in 1922. Though Griffith traveled a fair amount (particularly to Texas and New Orleans), most of his output was from Brown County. Today’s painting, Favorite Bypath is a very nice oil featuring a Brown County setting. It’s a slight departure from his typical landscape as it’s such a contained view rather than an expansive vista. This piece contains the original 1949 Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition studio label, verso. Though it doesn’t tie to anything in the Hoosier Salon’s record in that period and I can only conclude that it was entered but not selected for the Annual Exhibition. The painting was recently cleaned and it’s in flawless condition. The original frame was lightly restored and complements the painting perfectly. A wonderful work by one of Brown County’s most sought after historic artists.

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