Hoosier School (Study)
|Medium:||Pen and ink and watercolor on paper
|Size inches:||Image 14 x 21. Paper 19 3/4 x 27
|Size cm:||Image 35.6 x 53.3. Paper 50.2 x 68.6
|Signature:||Signed and dated lower right.
|Location:||Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville, Indiana
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville, Indiana. Gift of the Estate of George Deem, 2014. Accession Number 2014.002.0002
Study for Hoosier School
is a preparatory work for the painting reproduced in Art School
. The painting and the study quote a landscape by Indiana Brown County painter T. C. Steele.(George Deem, letter to Cyrus Deem, Jr., March 30, 1996).
A note by the artist on his Study for Hoosier School
Signed and dated lower right. Title "Study for Hoosier School" lower left.
In the summer of 1987 I was a visitor at Bennington College in Vermont where there was a summer school in session. Looking atThe Hoosier Group: 5 American Painters
, a book published by Henry and Jane Eckert, I had the idea of painting school desks in rows out of doors on a summer day. I made this watercolor quoting two paintings by T.C. Steele, his June Idyll
, 1887, and his Summer Days at Vernon
, 1892. Back in my studio in New York , I then made the oil painting Hoosier School
, now in a private collection in Evansville. (George Deem, Note on the work, New York, August 1998).
Herron Gallery, Indianapolis Center for Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Eckert Fine Art Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana