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T.C. Steele Studio and Herron

 
 
T.C. Steele Studio and Herron Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2018
1. T.C. Steele Studio and Herron Marker, side one
Inscription.  By 1886, artist T.C. Steele resided here on estate called Tinker or Talbott property. By 1887, he built a studio on the grounds and opened it to the public. He taught classes, exhibited work, and helped advance the quality of Midwestern art, notably as part of Society of Western Artists. He served as vice-president of Art Association of Indianapolis (established 1883).

Art Association purchased the property here in 1901, to create John Herron Art Institute, which included school and museum. Herron opened 1902 and grew quickly, fulfilling Association’s goal “to cultivate and advance Art.” Herron hosted large exhibitions of Steele’s work in 1910 and 1926. Evolved into Herron School of Art and Design and Indianapolis Museum of Art.
 
Erected 2015 by Indiana Historical Bureau, David E. Steele, Friends and Family of T.C. Steele. (Marker Number 49.2015.2.)
 
Location. 39° 47.335′ N, 86° 9.327′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on East 16th Street
T.C. Steele Studio and Herron Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2018
2. T.C. Steele Studio and Herron Marker, side two
east of North Pennsylvania Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 E 16th St, Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indianapolis Propylaeum (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Home of The Children’s Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Lady Caroline Harrison (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Benjamin Harrison (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Northside (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brig. General Benjamin Harrison (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Morton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Indiana Historical Bureau entry for this marker. This entry contains footnote annotations to the text of the marker. Example: “Eighteen Midwestern artists, three each from Indianapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, and Cincinnati, gathered in Chicago on March 11, 1896. The group formed the Society of Western Artists with the aim of increasing public appreciation for Midwestern art. ... The founding Indianapolis artist-members were T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, and J. Ottis Adams. In many ways, the Indiana painters led the movement to reside and paint in the Midwest, as opposed to moving east or overseas as had been the norm for serious artists. According
Herron High School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2018
3. Herron High School and Marker
to Perry, because the Hoosier Group was already established and had received national critical acclaim, they ‘were considered leaders in a potential movement to establish a distinctly American school of painting.’ Steele was particularly looked to as a leader both by art critics and Society members.” (Submitted on December 15, 2018.) 

2. T. C. Steele entry in Wikipedia. “Theodore Clement Steele (1847–1926) 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.” (Submitted on December 15, 2018.) 

3. WikiArt entry for T.C. Steele. This page contains images of many of his Impressionist landscapes. (Submitted on December 15, 2018.) 
 
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T.C. Steele Studio and Herron Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 20, 2018
4. T.C. Steele Studio and Herron Marker
“The Art Jury.” T.C. Steele is on the left image. Click for full size.
Oil by Wayman Elbridge Adams, 1921
5. “The Art Jury.” T.C. Steele is on the left
“Vernon Beaches” image. Click for full size.
Oil by T. C. Steele, 1892
6. “Vernon Beaches”
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 15, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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