Alberta R. Shulz

We Buy Paintings by Alberta R Shulz

Alberta R. Shulz
[1892-1980]

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Alberta Shulz attended the University of Texas, being “the only girl in her art class.” She studied at the Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, as well as Indiana University. Alberta R. Shulz later moved to Nashville in Brown County, Indiana where she studied with Adolph Shulz, an early founder of the Brown County Art Colony. In 1926 following the divorce of his first wife, artist Ada Shulz, Alberta and Adolph married. The couple regularly visited Florida in the winter months, where she was a long time member and two-year President of the Sarasota Art Association.

Ada W. ShulzAdam Emory AlbrightAdolph Shulz
Alberta R. ShulzAnthony BuchtaC. Curry Bohm
Carl GrafCarl WoolseyDale Bessire
Derk SmitEdward K. WilliamsGenevieve G. Graf
George A. MockGeorges La ChanceGlen C. Henshaw
Gustave BaumannJ. Ottis AdamsJohn Bundy
Leota LoopLouis O. GriffithLucie Hartrath
Marie GothOtto StarkRichard B. Gruelle
T.C. SteeleV.J. CarianiWayman Adams
Will VawterWilliam Forsyth 

Many of these artists were either native to Indiana or lived, worked, and studied around the Midwest in the early 20th century, specifically in Indiana locales such as Indianapolis, Brown County, Muncie, Nashville, Portland, Richmond, South Bend, and southern Indiana.

Several artists studied or were integral figures at Indiana institutes such as the Fort Wayne Art School, Muncie Art School, Indiana School of Art, and the Richmond School. Others were associated with entities such as the Brown County Art Colony, Hoosier Group, Hoosier Salon, and the Richmond Art Museum. The artwork we are seeking includes impressionist, landscape, oil, still life, and watercolor paintings from these Indiana artists.

Brown County Art Colony

The Brown County Art Colony was formed in the early 1900s by artists who were attracted by the undisturbed picturesque landscape known as Peaceful Valley.  T.C. Steele was the first to become a resident of the county when he purchased 200 acres near Belmont. Adolph Shulz is considered to be the founder of the Brown County Art Colony.  He began visiting Brown County in 1908 and in 1917 became a permanent resident. Both Adolph Shulz and T.C. Steele influenced other artists and many began building cabins and moving to the area.  

Will Vawter and Gustave Baumann were among the first to make Brown County their home.  Other artists such as Charles Dahlgreen, Lucie Hartrath, and L.O. Griffith came from Chicago and by the early 1930s there were at least eighteen artists with permanent homes in Brown County.  

Artists such as C. Curry Bohm, Edward K. Williams, Ada Walter Shulz, Carl Graf, V.J. Cariani, Gustav Baumann, Will Vawter, Dale Bessire, Georges LaChance, Marie Goth, Leota Loop, Adam Emory Albright, Olive Rush, and Alexis Fournier flourished and created the Brown County Art Colony nearly 100 years ago.

Sources:

  • Letsinger-Miller, Lyn. The Artists of Brown County. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994.
  • Nesbit, M. Joanne, ed., Barbara Judd, comp. Those Brown County Artists: The Ones Who Came the Ones Who Stayed the Ones Who Moved On. Nashville: Nana’s Book, 1993.

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