Harvey Joiner (Kentucky/Indiana, 1852-1932) oil on artist's board landscape painting of sunlight breaking through a grove of trees onto a flat expanse of grass with low mountain or hills in horizon in background. Signed in green, lower left. Gilt metal placard with artist's name affixed lower center of Arts and Crafts period giltwood frame. Board – 6 1/8" H x 14" W. Framed – 13" H x 21" W. Biography: A painter, Harvey Joiner did portraits, including the first five governors of Indiana, and also worked in St. Louis, where it is thought he studied with David Hoffman. At age 16, he began sketching scenes of African-Americans on the Mississippi River Boats, and by 1880, he had established a studio in Louisville, Kentucky. He specialized in scenes of Kentucky beech woods. He also painted allegorical subjects. (source: Who Was Who In American Art). Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: Painting in very good condition. Minor surface grime to inside glass. Some minor losses to paint at outer edges of board, visible only when removed from frame.
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