A19221. HARDRICK, JOHN WESLEY. Snow Scene and Spring Scene (Pair of oil paintings). A "matched" pair of winter and spring scenes of the same landscape, circa late 1940s-early 1950s. Outstanding examples of Hardrick's later work. John Wesley Hardrick (1891-1968) studied at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and shared a studio in 1924 with Hale Woodruff, with whom he was featured in a 1927 exhibition of African American artists at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hardrick exhibited in the Harmon Foundation exhibitions, at the Hoosier Salons of 1929, 1931, 1934, worked as a Works Progress Administration muralist in 1933-34 and was included in the major exhibitions of Black artists throughout his lifetime. Like many of Hardrick's works of his last 20 years, these pieces are unsigned and are not marred by the fake signatures starting to grace a number of these later pieces. Oil on canvas; 16 x 20 in. each. Unsigned. c. late 1940s-early 1950s. Fine.
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