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Painting: Untitled (Illinois River)
Painting: Untitled (Illinois River)
Resource Typeimage
TitlePainting: Untitled (Illinois River)
Coverage / Yearc. 1924; Illinois River; Peoria, Illinois
DescriptionA painting of an autumnal view of the Illinois River as seen from a grassy bluff in the Prospect Avenue area of Peoria, with the river in the background, three tall trees extending beyond the picture frame in the near right foreground. Dimensions are 25-1/4" x 33-1/2".
InterpretationWaycott began an apprenticeship to a jeweler in London before he immigrated to the United States with his father and sisters. They settled in Peoria, where he worked as a picture and mirror frame maker, then operated an art supply store. The store became a favorite place for young artists to gather and exhibit their work. Members of the Peoria Sketch Club, the local response to the French Impressionism movement encouraging artists to work outdoors, directly from nature, held their first exhibit at Waycott's store. After twenty years of encouraging other artists in their careers and without any formal training as an artist, Waycott closed his business and devoted himself entirely to painting. He produced tight views of pure landscape in an Impressionistic style and palette, working directly from nature in the Peoria area. He received high acclaim locally and from recognized artists' organizations in New York City. Waycott became the best known local artist of his time.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorWaycott, Hedley, 1865-1938
SourceDonated to the Lakeview Museum by Mr. and Mrs. Philip Heinecke in memory of Eleanor Bigham Willard
Subject / KeywordsPainting; Landscape; Oil on canvas; Waycott, Hedley, 1865-1938; Illinois River;
Collection PublisherLakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLVM1983.012.001
CONTENTdm file name406421782002_Waycottpainting.jpg
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