NARRATOR 1: This Indiana Bicentennial Minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and the law firm of Krieg Devault.
A black and white image of a fireplace appears on screen, which is followed by an image of the outside of the house. An image of Steele is then shown, followed by a painting of the Hoosier group.
JANE PAULEY: Above this Brown County fireplace are the words “Every morning I take off my hat to the beauty of the world”. This is the home of artist T.C. Steele, famous American impressionist painter and the most prominent member of the artists known as the Hoosier group in the late 1800s.
A painting of a barn, sitting in a clearing, surrounded by forest is shown. A room of portraits then appears on screen, followed by an image of Steele painting.
JANE PAULEY: Steele roamed the Indiana countryside, capturing its light and color. Born in Owen County, he studied painting in Europe, made a good living painting portraits in Indianapolis including President Benjamin Harrison and Indiana governors.
Various different paintings are shown on screen, including one of spring flowers, and another of fall trees.
JANE PAULEY: But following his heart he moved to Brown County where his hilly landscapes made him a nationally recognized figure and secured his place in history.
Text on the screen reads visit indianahistory.org for more information with an image of T.C. Steele in the background.
JANE PAULEY: I’m Jane Pauley with this Indiana Bicentennial Minute.
NARRATOR: Made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and the law firm of Krieg Devault.