Homer Gordon Davisson (1866-1957)
Oil on Board
14 x 17 inches
Signed Lower Right
Appearing in our Curated Sale of Indiana Art, taking place April 2nd, 2017 1:00pm at Jacksons Auction Company, 617 E North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Housed in the original hand-carved frame
This painting appeared in our weekly email on 7/15/16 with the following gallery comments:
Homer Davisson was born in tiny Blountsville, IN (southeast of Muncie) in 1866 and graduated from DePauw University in 1889. He went on to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, the Art Students League in New York and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. Following this were studies abroad. He returned to the States and settled in Fort Wayne where he taught and painted. He’s known as the ‘Painter of the Mississinewa’ for his interest in landscapes surrounding and including that Northeastern Indiana tributary to the Wabash River. By 1920, Davisson was also making summer trips to Brown County and was very much part of that art scene for several years. Today’s painting, Summer Pasture (our title) is a very pleasant, representative work. It features what seem to be Davisson’s favorite species of livestock – sheep, grazing in pasture. It’s speculative but my guess is the location is the Mississinewa Valley. The painting is clean, in good condition and wrapped in the original, hand-carved frame.
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