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re: William Forsyth - December (artwork #4300)

William Forsyth (1854-1935)


Oil on Board
15 x 20 inches
Signed Lower Right


This painting was featured in our weekly email on 2/7/15 along with the following gallery comments:

William Forsyth’s stature in the history of Indiana art is well established – member of the Hoosier group and longtime instructor of art at Herron Art Institute, he influenced hundreds of artists in the first part of the twentieth century. A recent biography of Forsyth by Rachel Perry came out last year further underscoring his importance in the legacy of Hoosier art. This week’s painting of the moment, December, features an Irvington home (located 5119 East Pleasant Run Parkway South Drive, Indy, IN 46219, to be exact) reflects Forsyth’s view from his home studio, looking north. It’s housed in a hand-carved frame (almost certainly the work of the artist himself) and original to the piece. Original, save for the fact that some wingnut spray painted the frame white! We’ll be addressing this spray paint indiscretion this week and will show you the piece fully presented in the conserved frame next week. An evocative and classic example of Forsyth’s work.

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- Curt Churchman, Fine Estate Art

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