Louis Oscar (L.O.) Griffith (1875-1956)
Etching on Paper
6 x 8 inches
Signed Lower Right
This etching was featured in our weekly email on 8/29/14 along with the following gallery comments:
Louis Oscar Griffith (‘L.O.’ per his signature and ‘Griff’ to his friends) began visiting Brown County in the early 1910s and left his gig as a commercial artist in Chicago to move there permanently in the early 1920s. He was very accomplished as both a painter and a printmaker and produced over 300 copper plate etchings throughout his career. Shaded Barn (our title) is a very nice example of Griffith’s Brown County subject matter. Full of the drama in the tree and that long, afternoon shadow cast onto the adjacent barn. This is a closed editon print (e.g. 30/75) – not typical of his black and white etchings. The paper is in great shape with little to no toning and it’s housed in all-acid free materials and a vintage-look frame that stays out of the way yet complements the piece well. Brown County all the way by one of the beloved artists, who visted, painted, relocated and stayed the rest of their lives in the peaceful art community of Nashville, Indiana.
Would you like more information about this artwork? Please contact us.