We are working diligently at selection and placement of Steele paintings on our virtual gallery. This gallery is intended for members, as well as scholars and global site visitors to see the broad array of Steele’s work. We are ensuring these include all genres and all geographies where he painted and we are highly selective of candidates for placement in virtual gallery.
We now have Indiana, Germany, Tennessee and California displayed. Whenever possible, we include provenance and background information to help the visitor learn more about Steele, the subject or other helpful context that enables learning and understanding of these works. Many of these paintings are not easily accessible, or reside in private ownership.
A recent photo shoot allowed us to capture portraits of President Benjamin Harrison, Clemons Vonnegut, Sr., May Wright Sewall, William Henry and Charles E. Emmerich. We are thankful to the following organizations for accommodating these photo sessions; Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Propylaeum, Indianapolis Public Schools.
Look for these and many others coming soon. We have just exceeded presenting over 70 important and unique paintings for the enjoyment of members, scholars and global visitors to the website.
Two recent notes from June sent to our organization’s website;
“I would just like to say a quick word of thanks! As a youth services librarian and educator, I’ve been running a fun beginner’s historic research class online during this difficult time with school’s being out and social distancing, and I thought you all might enjoy hearing that we were able to get some great use out of your organization’s website and research resource links list. We were even able to use some of this information for a mini-project last week. Thanks so much for sharing!”
Youth Services Librarian and Educator
Salt Lake City Children’s Network
Salt Lake City, Utah
Via email Tuesday, June 9, 2020
And, a simple thank you, which is always encouraging to us, and helps us know we are on the right track. The note below was sent regarding our “Art of Steele” bi-weekly mailing that highlights a Steele painting.
Pauline W. Caldwell,
Via email Wednesday, August 5, 2020