A colorful impressionist landscape with rural shacks by American artist George Joseph Mess (1898-1962). George was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, studied at Columbia University, John Herron Art School, Modern School of Design (Chicago), and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In addition to this education, he received a scholarship to study at the Louis Tiffany Foundation in New York. He eventually opened a commercial art business with his brother Gordon, The Circle Art Company, and also worked for Esquire and Coronet magazines, eventually settling back in Indiana as a teacher in several colleges and schools, including the John Herron Art School, Indianapolis Art League, and Indiana University. Oil on canvas, signed lower right, titled on verso attached label “Ever So Humble,” and housed in a decorative giltwood frame. Dimensions: 16 ¼” h x 20” w, actual; 19 ¾” h x 23 ¾” w, framed.
George Joseph Mess Landscape Oil Painting, Ever So Humble
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