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Carey Cloud was an landscape painter, designer and illustrator who lived in Brown County from 1948 until his death in 1984. Self-taught, he became a commercial artist at a very young age. In later life he devoted himself the pursuit of art for its own sake. He was always something of an outsider among the Nashville, IN artists.
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C. Carey Cloud (1899-1984) was born just south of Warren, Indiana. He worked as a children’s book illustrator, greeting card designer, and art director in Chicago before becoming a Cracker Jack prize designer. He moved to the village of Nashville in Brown County, Indiana, and became a leisure painter in 1947. He became noted for his attention to detail with paintings of weathered wood and Indiana Farm scenes. He was a guiding force in the planning and development of the Brown County Art Gallery Association’s gallery building and was a three time President of the organization. He has exhibited works in many shows including the Hoosier Salon.
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