Otto Stark (1859-1926)
Watercolor on Paper
12 x 19 inches
Signed Lower Right
This painting was featured in our weekly email on 8/26/16 along with the following gallery comments:
Otto Stark’s reputation as an artist is well established – a member of the famed ‘Hoosier Group’ (along with T.C. Steele, William Forsyth, J. Ottis Adams and R. B. Gruelle), he was a prolific painter working in all mediums. His influence on historic Indiana art was vast – particularly in his role as an educator. He taught the next generation from posts at both Manual Training High School (in Indianapolis) and at Herron School of Art. Literally hundreds of students were touched by and benefited from his instruction. Today’s work, Sunset (our title) is a charming, tonal depiction of a cloud-laced Indiana evening with the sun fading. It’s executed in mixed-media (watercolor and pastel) and was recently reframed using all conservation materials. An evocative painting from one of the most important historical figures in Indiana art.
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