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Lot 1: George Winter, (American/Indiana; 1810 - 1876), A Western Lake, Oil on canvas., 20" x 23" (oval)Platinum House
January 24, 2013
Indianapolis, IN, USALive Auction
(American/Indiana; 1810 - 1876)
A Western Lake
Oil on canvas.
1867. Signature verso.
Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, Inc.
Acquired by the present owners from above.
Born in Portsea, England on June 10, 1810. Winter studied miniature painting at the Royal Academy in London before immigrating to the U.S. in 1830. Following further study at the NAD, in 1837 he moved to Indiana which remained his home for the rest of his life. In 1874 he came to California to settle a relatives estate and remained for one year. While in San Francisco he established a studio and was active in the art world there during his brief stay. He left behind many paintings, most of which were lost in the earthquake and fire of 1906. One of Indiana's most important early artists, Winter died in Lafayette on Feb. 1, 1876. His work includes landscapes, Indian and historical genre. Exh: SFAA, 1875. In: Indiana Historical Society. Art & Artists of Indiana
20" x 23" (oval)
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