Art favorites: Nocturnal Landscape

George Winter, a British-born artist of early American subjects, is one of the first (maybe the first) professional painters in Indiana. He came to the Logansport area specifically drawn to the plight of the Native Americans of the area and their forced relocation. These Native Americans were often the subject of his paintings.

I have also encountered numerous portraits by him in museums and historic sites throughout the state. His portraits feel flat to me but this beauty of a nighttime scene took my breath away. Winter captured the essence of a full moon illuminating a river, perhaps the Wabash River itself.

Nocturnal Landscape
George Winter
American, born English, 1810-1876
Indianapolis Museum of Art

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