The Artists of Brown County
by Clyde Lee, Jon Kay, Lyn Letsinger-Miller
From the early 1900s through the 1940s, the scenic hill country of Brown County, Indiana, was home to a flourishing colony of artists who migrated there from urban areas of the Midwest.
Now back in print, The Artists of Brown County, first published in 1994, is the classic book on the history of this remarkable art colony.
Following an introduction to “Peaceful Valley,” as the area was affectionately called, chapters are devoted to 16 of the artists, including three couples: T. C. Steele, Will Vawter, Gustave Baumann, Dale Bessire, the photographer Frank M. Hohenberger, Adolph Shulz and Ada Walter Shulz, L. O.Griffith, V. J. Cariani and Marie Goth, Carl C. Graf and Genevieve Goth Graf, EdwardK. Williams, Georges LaChance, C. Curry Bohm, and Glen Cooper Henshaw. Lavish colorre productions of the artists’ work accompany the biographical sketches. Rachel Berenson Perry’s introduction places the Brown County art colony within the broader context of American regional art.