Edmund Brucker
American, 1912–1999
Bag Ears 
oil on canvas, 1944
40 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the Isabel Foundation, Inlander Collection, L2003.52

Great Lakes Painting: The Inlander Collection

April 6, 2013 - July 14, 2013

Dow Gallery

Defined geographically, the artists in this exhibition were active in the states surrounding the Great Lakes during the first half of the 20th century. These paintings evoke a warm and abiding sense of place and time. Land, water, industry, cities, and rural and urban life in this region of the United States are all common subjects in the Inlander collection. The paintings form a compelling visual record of a distinctive regional culture sustaining and celebrating itself through an era of great cultural growth and change.

The majority of works in the collection are at the FIA on permanent loan from the Isabel Foundation, and the remaining portion were donated by Michael Hall and Patricia Glascock, the collectors who assembled the outstanding group of regional paintings.