Kenneth Reeve

male 1910-2012
Life city:
Nashville, IN
Work city:
Nashville, IN
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Kenneth J. Reeve was born in Western Springs, Illinois in 1910. He went on to graduate from The Chicago Academy of Fine Art in 1930. From that time until 1949, he was associated with numerous advertising agencies throughout Chicago. In 1949, Reeve moved to Brown county, established a working studio and gallery, and began his new life as a fine artist. Soon thereafter, Reeve became a member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association which had been established in Nashville in 1926 and had thereafter made Brown County well-known as the largest art colony in the Midwest. Reeve served four years as president of the organization and many years on its board of directors, as well as in many other offices. He was also a member of the Indiana Artists Club, The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, and The Twenty club. His works have been exhibited with these groups over the years, as well as in many other regional and national exhibitions, winning numerous merit and purchase awards. Reeve is best known for his realistic watercolor landscapes. Although he has painted from coast to coast on a number of painting trips, most of his subjects are the old farm buildings found nearby in southern Indiana. In 1955, he began working in the aquatint etching process. Working on copper plates, he produced many etchings that have been acquired for personal and public collections both in the U.S. and abroad. The artist combined his interests in art and nature in many wildlife prints in both etchings and serigraphs. Reeve retired in 2000 and moved in 2005 to a retirement community in Richmond, Virginia. Information provided by the artist's daughter, Susan R. Cash

Brown County Landscape Brown County Landscape Brown County Landscape A Country Road Bean Blossom Covered Bridge Monday Morning Snow Patterns Snow Bound Coffee Mill Bean Blossom Bridge Winter in Brown County Hoosier Homestead Old Covered Bridge, Brown County State Park Old Log Jail, Brown County, Indiana Rooftops Sorghum Time in Southern Indiana Cornshocks in Winter A Country Road Heading Home Homeward Bound Snow Patterns Winter Nocturne Gray Barn Hillside Farm Red Barns Barn in Winter Winter Nocturne First Snow The Road to Cataract Falls Another Winter Snow Patterns Old Covered Bridge, Brown County State Park Sorghum Time in Brown County Christmas Eve Covered Bridge in Winter Duckling Cocker Puppy Wintertime Autumn Evening Bean Blossom Bridge Goldfinch Indigo Bunting Junco Rubythroated Hummingbird Untitled Untitled In My Merry Oldsmobile The Country Store, Brown County, Indiana The Oil Mill Christmas Eve Covered Bridge in Winter A January Day Christmas Eve Bean Blossom Covered Bridge The Road to Cataract Falls The Old Mill Winter Nocturne A Winter Afternoon A Day in October Winter Barn Brown County Winter Farmstead Snow Patterns Winter in Brown County Winter Nocturne Spring Mill Autumn Evening Bean Blossom Bridge Farm Pump Morning Bath Christmas Eve The Road to Cataract Falls Duckling Hoosier Farm Old Covered Bridge, Brown County State Park Cardinal Monday Morning Winter in Indiana A Country Road Hoosier Homestead Monday Morning White Breasted Nuthatch Black-capped Chickadee Goldfinch Roadside Farm, Brown County Summer in Brown County Panda Black-capped Chickadee Black-throated Blue Warbler Chickadee Goldfinch Indigo Bunting Goldfinch Snow Patterns Koala Black-capped Chickadee Goldfinch Another Winter The Old Log Jail, Brown County, Indiana The Road to Cataract Falls Hoosier Homestead White-breasted Nuthatch Junco Ruby-throated Hummingbird Winter Farm House

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