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
| Image Notes
Titled Study for Hoosier School lower left.
| Artist's Notes
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