William Mckendree Snyder (American/Indiana, 1849-1930) oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a country road situated in a forest of trees with autumn leaves, a small house below a cloudy blue sky visible in the background. Signed "WM. Synder" lower right. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Sight – 6 7/8" H x 13 5/8" W. Framed – 13 1/2" H x 20 1/8" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Sara Parks Pendleton, Owensboro, KY. Biography: William McKendree Snyder was a forerunner of the Brown County Art Colony artists and is best known for his detailed depictions of Indiana landscapes. As a youth, he served in the Civil War and survived being captured and imprisoned at Andersonville. After the war, he studied with Inesco Williams in Cincinnati before going East. He was influenced by the Hudson River School and studied with George Innis, Alexander Wyant, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eaton and William Hunt between 1872 and 1875. Upon returning to Indiana, he frequently painted in New Albany and in Brown County, making him a forerunner of the Brown County Art Colony artists. (Source: Indiana University Southeast). CONDITION: Overall very good condition with surface grime.
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