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Theodore Clement Steele Original Vintage Antique Indiana Hoosier Impressionist American Oil Painting California Plein Air Landscape Cattle
Theodore Clement Steele Original Vintage Antique Indiana Hoosier Impressionist American Oil Painting California Plein Air Landscape Cattle
Theodore Clement Steele Original Vintage Antique Indiana Hoosier Impressionist American Oil Painting California Plein Air Landscape Cattle
Theodore Clement Steele Original Vintage Antique Indiana Hoosier Impressionist American Oil Painting California Plein Air Landscape Cattle
Theodore Clement Steele Original Vintage Antique Indiana Hoosier Impressionist American Oil Painting California Plein Air Landscape Cattle
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Theodore Clement Steele Original Vintage Antique Indiana Hoosier Impressionist American Oil Painting California Plein Air Landscape Cattle

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Original vintage antique Hoosier Indiana School painting of cattle under trees, and rolling hills, in a California Plein Air impressionist landscape; by American Impressionist artist, Theodore Clement Steele, (1847-1926).


Theodore Clement Steele (September 11, 1847 – July 24, 1926) was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. Steele was an innovator and leader in American Midwest painting and is one of the most famous of Indiana's Hoosier Group painters. In addition to painting, Steele contributed writings, public lectures, and hours of community service on art juries that selected entries for national and international exhibitions, most notably the Universal Exposition, (1900), in Paris, France; and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, (1904), in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was also involved in organizing pioneering art associations, such as the Society of Western Artists.

Steele’s work has appeared in a number of prestigious exhibitions, including the World’s Columbian Exposition, (1893), in Chicago, Illinois; the Five Hoosier Painters exhibition, (1894), in Chicago; the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, (1904), in Saint Louis; the International Exhibit of Fine Arts (1910) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile; and at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, (1915), in San Francisco, California.

Steele’s work is widely collected by museums and individuals. His paintings in public collections include those of the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, Indiana, among others.

Steele’s contributions were recognized with honorary degrees from Wabash College, in 1900, and Indiana University, in 1916. In addition, Steele was elected to an associate membership in New York’s National Academy of Design, in 1913.

Steele was born near Gosport in Owen County, Indiana, on September 11, 1847, the eldest child of Samuel Hamilton and Harriett Newell Evans Steele. Steele’s father was a saddle maker and farmer. In 1852, the family moved to Waveland in Montgomery County, Indiana, where Steele developed an interest in art and learned to draw. The T.C. Steele Boyhood Home at Waveland was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Steele began formal art training as a boy at the Waveland Collegiate Institute, (Waveland Academy). At sixteen, he continued his art training at Asbury College, (now DePauw University), in Greencastle, Indiana. Steele also studied briefly in Chicago, Illinois, and Cincinnati, Ohio, before returning to Indiana to paint portraits, on commission.


Comparable paintings by Theodore Clement Steele/Online References:


https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/theodore-clement-steele-american-1847-1926-3927554


https://indianapublicradio.org/owsleymoment/2019/s03-e12-theodore-clement-steele-tennessee-mountain-land-1899/


https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Landscape-with-house/8D3CA9AC875E1586


Theodore Clement Steele
(1847-1926)
Hoosier Indiana School Impressionist
Original Antique Oil Painting on American Academy/Mill Board
Estimated at approximately 1905-1910
Signed lower middle; signature is impressed into the paint, as shown. (Signature is illegible/difficult to view; ("S" is the most prominent/visible, with the last letters "LE" due to this, painting is listed as an attribution to Theodore Clement Steele). Various writing on reverse of board, illegible
Measurements without frame, are approximately 12.1"HX17.5"W
No overpaints, no restoration
Excellent to Mint Original Condition
Vintage Wood Frame
California Landscape

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