Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926

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A native of Indiana, Steele was primarily known as a landscape artist with an interest in Impressionism and as a member of the Hoosier School of art. He married Mary E. Lakin in 1870 and moved to Indianapolis, working primarily as a portrait painter. From 1880 to 1885 he studied in Munich, and returned to Indianapolis with an interest in landscape painting. By the 1890s, Steele was becoming nationally recognized for his landscapes. His wife died in 1899; in 1907 he married Selma Neubacher and established a studio in Brown County. He taught at Indiana University the last three years of his life.

From the description of T.C. Steele and Mary Lakin Steele Papers, 1869-1966. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 19771528

Steele was primarily known as a landscape artist with an interest in Impressionism and a member of the Hoosier School of art. He was born in Owen County, Indiana, and began painting at an early age. He married Mary E. Lakin in 1870, and moved to Indianapolis, working primarily as a portrait painter. From 1880 to 1885, he studied in Munich, and returned to Indianapolis with a growing interest in landscape painting. By the 1890s, Steel was becoming nationally recognized for his landscapes. His wife died in 1899; in 1907 he married Selma Neubacher and established a studio in Brown County. He taught at Indiana University the last three years of his life.

From the description of T.C. Steele and Mary Lakin Steele Papers, 1869-1966. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 20812011

Painter; Indianapolis, Indiana.

From the description of Theodore C. Steele papers, 1870-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515127

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creatorOf Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926. [Theodore Steele : artist file] Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library & Archives, DIA Research Library & Archives
creatorOf Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926. Logsdon-Prindle photographs [graphic], ca. 1880s-ca. 1890s. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Autograph collection : [17--?-19--?]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Baumann, Gustave, 1881-1971. Papers, 1965-1968. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Steele, Theodore L., 1905-. Family papers, 1868-1946 (bulk 1875-1910) Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926. T.C. Steele and Mary Lakin Steele Papers, 1869-1966. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926. Theodore C. Steele papers, 1870-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. Oil portrait of James Whitcomb Riley [manuscript], 1879. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Woodburn, James Albert, 1856-1943. James A. Woodburn papers, 1876-1983, (bulk 1880-1940). Indiana University
creatorOf Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926. T.C. Steele : artist file. Indianapolis Museum of Art Library
referencedIn Forsyth, William, 1854-1935. Papers, 1863-1985 (bulk 1880-1935) Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Gray, Marion H., 1900-. Family papers, 1850-1944. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Steele, T. C. (Theodore Clement), 1847-1926. T.C. Steele and Mary Lakin Steele Papers, 1869-1966. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Steele, Theodore Clement, 1847-1926 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Gibson, Louis Henry, 1854-. Indiana Art and Artists, 1893. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Lieber, Carl. Carl Lieber papers, 1894-1921. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Frank Manny papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Riley Collection, 1835-1960. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn History of Indiana University, 1968-1981 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
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Brookville (Ind.)
West Baden Springs (Ind.)
Indiana--Indianapolis
Brown County (Ind.)
Indiana
West Baden Springs (Ind.)
Munich (Germany)
Metamora (Ind.)
Metamora (Ind.)
Brown County (Ind.)
Vernon (Ind.)
Munich (Germany)
Germany
Vernon (Ind.)
Indiana
Munich (Germany)
Germany
Brookville (Ind.)
Indiana
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Portrait painting, American
Painting, American
Art, Modern--20th century
Painting, Modern--20th century
Portrait painting--19th century
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Birth 1847-09-11

Death 1926-07-24

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