An exceptional original oil on board landscape in the Richmond Indiana School Style of painting by the well known and highly collected Indiana artist William A. Eyden, Jr. (1893-1982). This impressive work measures 20 1/8 by 16 1/8 and is presented in the original period frame. The painting is signed by the artist in the lower left corner. A well executed landscape with lots of thickly applied paint which gives it a real nice texture. Nice bold colors work together in the scene bringing the viewer into the painting to experience an Indiana landscape in the fall. One of the better Eyden paintings I have seen. This work is typical of the Richmond (IN) School and certainly has that feel to it. The condition is very good for both the painting and the frame. No areas of paint loss or earlier repairs are present on the surface. Eyden's prices are continuing to go up as demand and appreciation for this well respected IN painter continues to grow. This artist is listed in Who Was Who in American Art: 1564-1975, Falk, Peter Hastings (editor),Sound View Press, 1999.
William A. Eyden, Jr. (1893-1982). Born in Richmond, Indiana, lived and worked in Indianapolis, IN. Studied and worked with William A. Eyden, Sr. (his father, also a listed IN artist), T. C. Steele, and Charles Hawthorne. Exhibitions include Indianapolis Art Club, Richmond Artists Association, Hoosier Salon, Wawasee Art Gallery, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Memberships include Bundy Club; Hoosier Salon; Marian County Art Club, Richmond Artists Association, Indiana Art Club, Society of Independent Artists, Asheville Artists Association, and the Indianapolis Artists Association.
Sources: WW53; WW47. This biography is drawn from the "Who Was Who in American Art" , the reference book on the cultural life in the United States.