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  • Steamboat 1 (1944.3.2).BMP

    Oil painting of the steamboat "Fleetwood" by Harlan Hubbard. Kentucky writer and artist Harlan Hubbard (1900-1988) recorded his and wife Anna’s lives on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in words and images. They traveled the rivers on a shantyboat and lived very simply in Payne Hollow, Trimble Co., Ky. Hubbard recalled in the book Shantyboat: A River Way of Life that “when I had first begun to paint, I turned naturally to the river, which had attracted me from my earliest years. I carried my sketch box along its shores, on canoe trips, and on steamboats.”
  • JM White - H Hubbard (1944.3.3).BMP

    Oil painting of the steamboat City of Owensboro by Harlan Hubbard. Built at the Howard Shipyard in 1885, the ship was sold in 1895 and renamed the City of Osceola.
  • Morrison,GW-Steamboat (1944.3.16).jpg

    Landscape painting by George W. Morrison. The painting depicts a steamboat, a barge, and a rowboat. Morrison based this painting on Karl Bodmer's painting/engraving "Cave-in-Rock" [Illinois] that appeared in his Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834 (published ca. 1843).
  • Portrait of Julius Friedman by Ann Farnsley.jpg

    Portrait of Julius Friedman by Ann Farnsley.
  • Eccentric Collector .jpg

    Portrait of Julius Friedman by Jim Cantrell.

    "I confess to an ambitious desire of becoming more than a mere atom floating in the sunbeam of prosperity. I coveted a distinct individuality, yet it is my deliberate opinion that I also loved learning for its own sake."
    - Julia Ann Hieronymus Tevis, founder of Science Hill Female Academy

    Susan Look Avery founded the Woman's Club of Louisville in 1890 when she was 73 years old. The club supported civic improvements, championed education and philanthropy, and cultivated the fine arts. It had 39 charter members who were often involved in other activist organizations as well. Avery herself was a leading member of the Louisville Equal Rights Association, the city's first organization dedicated to winning the vote for women.

    Though Thum was known for painting flowers, she also painted figures and landscapes throughout her life. She traveled to New York several times and studied under well-known artists, including William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League of New York and Thomas Eakins at the Brooklyn Art Association.

    Thum publicly declared support of women's suffrage in 1914. In March 1915, she donated paintings to an art exhibit, the proceeds of which supported the Louisville Suffrage Association located on South 4th Street.

    Thum remained active in the Louisville art scene throughout her lifetime. She supported the Louisville School of Art founded in 1920. She held annual exhibits of her work at local galleries and in her studio. Her last solo exhibit was in February 1926. She announced her retirement from art in August of 1926 and died in September.
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