The Art of Steele
On the Oregon Coast
Oil on canvas
50.8 cm x 60.96 cm | 20.0 in x 24.0 in
In a letter dated September 28, 1902, to Carl Lieber from Redlands, California, Steele wrote:
“After two weeks spent in the mountains, … we went to the Oregon coast, and from the very first I experienced a fascination for its wonderful beauty that I scarcely felt before… I brought away fifteen canvases… I am satisfied that I never did a better thing than in breaking away from my Indiana work for a while.”1
1The House of the Singing Winds, Selma N. Steele, Theodore L. Steele, Wilbur D. Peat, Indiana Historical Society, 1966.