Harvey Joiner (Kentucky/Indiana, 1852-1932) small panoramic oil on board autumn landscape painting depicting a river surrounded by trees and illuminated by the glow of a setting sun. Signed lower right "Harvey Joiner". Housed in a molded gilt and painted wood frame. Sight – 4 1/4" H x 12 1/8" W. Framed – 7 14" H x 15 1/4" W. Biography (from the Filson Historical Society): Born in Charlestown, Indiana, Harvey Joiner showed artistic capability at an early age. At 16, he worked on boats on the bayous of Louisiana, where he completed sketches of African-American culture. In the spring of 1874 he met a German portrait painter named Hoffman in St. Louis, and became his assistant and pupil. In later years Joiner became an itinerant painter, and eventually established a studio in Louisville, KY. He concentrated on portraits for the first twenty years of his career. Later he became famous for his woodland scenes, especially of beech trees, and exhibited all over the world. It is known that he exhibited in a private gallery in Denmark in 1923. Joiner's work is noted for its unique use of light and shadow, recalling the great French landscape artists of the 19th century. CONDITION: Painting overall very good condition. UV light inspection shows some fluorescence to upper and mid sky area. Frame with minor scattered wear, very slight losses to rear edges, upper right front edge.
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