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Grandma Barnes' Farm
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re: Louis Oscar (L.O.) Griffith - Grandma Barnes' Farm (artwork #4912)



Louis Oscar (L.O.) Griffith (1875-1956)

Grandma Barnes' Farm

Colored Etching on Paper
10 x 12 inches
Signed Lower Right

This painting was featured in our weekly email on 12/9/16 along with the following gallery comments:

L.O. Griffith was originally from Greencastle, IN and life then deposited him in Texas and St. Louis before he embarked on a career in commercial art in Chicago. During his Chicago days he was also part of Chicago Galleries Association, Palette and Chisel Club and often ventured down to Brown County to paint with fellow Chicago artists. Eventually he moved to Brown County in 1922 where he remained the rest of his life. During his time in Chicago, he worked for an engraver and became familiar with the etching process. By the time he moved to Brown County, he was an accomplished etcher (as well as painter). Griffith liked to do his printmaking in the winter months, in lieu of painting in the cold weather. Through his years in Indiana, he produced a few hundred different monochromatic and colored etchings. Today’s etching, Grandma Barnes Cabin is among his most famous pieces. Wonderful — it’s at least six colors and represents a high point in his printmaking career. AND it features the iconic Grandma Barnes cabin which artists at the time couldn’t get enough of. This piece is featured on page 96 of Lynn Lettsigner Miller’s Book The Artists of Brown County. And if you’d like to read more about Washington and Grandma Barnes, click here.

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