28″W x 24.25″H
Original oil on canvas painting by renowned Ohio artist Jeanne Isenhart (1920-2005) depicts a farmland scene on the day of a local auction. Bidders can be seen in the lower foreground while a sprawling countryside fills the background of the piece. Covered bridges, mills, and an old, weathered barn populate the greenery of the scene under blue skies. Framed in rustic chestnut and signed in the lower right by the artist.
About the Artist:
Jeanne Isenhart (1920-2005) was born in Gloversville, New York and studied at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design before serving in the Navy during World War II. Isenhart spent a large portion of her adult career as an interior designer before turning to painting at the age of 60. Described as creating “refined primitive” oil paintings, she created over 600 works of art. Collections of her work include that of the Ohio State House and the Ohio Governor’s Mansion. Isenhart exhibited her work largely in the Midwest and in New York City. She died at 85 in 2005 at the age of 85 in Newark, Ohio.
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