Harvey Joiner (Kentucky/Indiana,1852-1932) oil on board landscape painting depicting a forest with autumn leaves, sunlight shining through beech trees. Signed "Harvey Joiner" lower right (inconspicuous due to color and location). Gilt metal placard with artist's name affixed lower center of frame. Housed in a giltwood frame. Sight – 5 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed – 12 1/4" H x 20" 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 and specialized in scenes of Kentucky beech woods. He also painted allegorical subjects. (source: Who Was Who In American Art). CONDITION: Painting has 4" L x 1" W area of overpainting and repair at top right. Several small areas of loss down left side and across bottom with inpainting, largest 3/8". Two tiny holes center right side in yellow leaves of trees. Backing board attached. Small abrasions and losses to frame.
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