News & Magazine Articles
The T.C. Steele Gardens
Andrews, Moya. “The T.C. Steele Gardens.” Bloom Magazine, July 11, 2018.
Theodore Clement Steele (1847–1926), the famous American impressionist painter, is well known for his Indiana landscapes. (What many may not know is that Steele was also a skilled portrait painter, and this actually generated the majority of his income.)…
The Art and Work of Theodore Steele
Brooks, Alfred. “The Art and Work of Theodore Steele.” The American Magazine of Art, August, 1917: 401-406.
This 1917 article in The American Magazine of Art features four oil on canvas murals, painted in 1914 by T.C. Steele: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, featuring the seasonal landscape of Brown County, Indiana.
View and learn more about the murals here.
Following his muse: Gardens at artist T.C. Steele’s historic site being restored
Clifford, Sara. “Following his muse: Gardens at artist T.C. Steele’s historic site being restored.” Brown County Democrat, October 4, 2016.
The out-of-town guests shifted and swatted even under the shade of the tent. It was 90-plus degrees still at 5 p.m., and the insects were doing their work on the adjacent flower garden. Selma Steele could have related…
The Life and Artwork of T. C. Steele
Hadley, Craig and Mark Ruschman. “The Life and Artwork of T. C. Steele.” American Art Review, Vol. XXIX No. 3 (June 2017): 50-54.
Steele (1847-1926) is perhaps the most widely celebrated Hoosier Impressionist painter of the early twentieth century. In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration, From Munich to Brown County: The Life and Artworli of T. C. Steele highlights paintings and sketches drawn from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites…
New life brought to T.C. Steele boyhood home
Hedrick, Nick. “New life brought to T.C. Steele boyhood home.” Journal Review, Jan 13, 2017.
Cindy Smith tugs on a chipped paint door, pointing up the staircase that famed Hoosier artist T.C. Steele used to climb. “This is where T.C. and his siblings slept,” said Smith, standing in the Waveland house where Steele lived as a boy…
The Life and Legacy of T.C. Steele, Indiana’s Foremost Painter
Hiller, Nancy. “The Life and Legacy of T.C. Steele, Indiana’s Foremost Painter.” Bloom Magazine, August – September 2011.
The undulating topography was still bare of leaves that April day in 1907 when Theodore Clement Steele took Selma Neubacher, who would soon become his second wife, to an isolated ridge choked with brush and brambles…
Century-Old T.C. Steele Painting Discovered In Brown County
Neely, Shameka. “Century-Old T.C. Steele Painting Discovered In Brown County.” Indiana Public Media, May 24, 2012.
A century old painting from Brown County has been discovered after being hidden under another painting at the Indiana State Museum’s T.C. Steele State Historic Site. The painting was official unveiled to the public Wednesday…
Work Worth Doing: Brandt Steele1, Designer and Potter
Shifman, Barry. “Work Worth Doing: Brandt Steele, Designer and Potter.” Traces 6, no. 1 (Winter 1994): 16-21.
“On looking at the ‘Life of William Morris’ I found a sentence that has been my guide all my life as well as the lives of many others. Here it is—’it is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which should be worth doing and be itself pleasant to do,- and which should be done under such conditions as would make it neither overwearisome nor overanxious.'” -Brant Steele
Brandt Steele was the son of Theodore Clement Steele and Mary Elizabeth Lakin Steele.
Plein Heir: Helen McKay married into one of Indiana’s best-known artist families, the Steeles, and kept right up with them.
Zeigler, Connie. “Plein Heir: Helen McKay married into one of Indiana’s best-known artist families, the Steeles, and kept right up with them.” Indianapolis Monthly, January, 2019.
The turn of the century was a pivotal era for the Indiana arts world—and for young painter and sketcher Helen McKay in particular. In 1902, Herron School of Art opened in the home of one of Indiana’s most famous painters, T.C. Steele. The 27-year-old McKay took a post as a teacher there, and before the year 1903 was rung in, she married Steele’s son, Rembrandt “Brandt” Steele, himself a well-known artist…
New T.C. Steele Painting Uncovered
Indiana State Museum. “New T.C. Steele Painting Uncovered.” News release, May 23, 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS — Eighty-six years after the death of Indiana artist T.C. Steele (1847-1926), a new painting has been discovered, much to the delight of the Indiana State Museum. This is the first discovery of its nature in the museum’s fine arts collection and is highly unusual in the art world…