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 Georges La Chance  (1888 - 1964)

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Lived/Active: Indiana      Known for: landscape, portrait, mural

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BIOGRAPHY for Georges La Chance
1888 (Utica, New York)
1964 (Bloomington, Indiana)


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A prominent member of the Brown County Art colony and President of the Brown County Art Guild, Georges La Chance painted the scenic views of rural Indiana. He was born in Utica, New York and settled in Nashville, Indiana. He studied at the St. Louis Art School and exhibited at the Hoosier Salon.

Georges (Jack) La Chance (LaChance) biography

Georges LaChance, 1888-1964, an Indiana painter of Impressionist landscapes, first moved to Brown County in that state in the early 1930s. He was a charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association. He exhibited at the Marshall Field Gallery, and Art Institute of Chicago, both in Chicago, Illinois; Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana; and the Hoosier Salon, from 1926-1961.


20. Georges LaChance (American, 1888-1964), "Brown County Landscape", c.1940; oil/canvas, 20" x 24", signed, original carved frame. LaChance first moved to Brown County in the early 1930s. He was a charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association, and he exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Marshall Field Gallery, Swope Art Gallery, and the Hoosier Salon (1926-1961). 3000-5000
I ask him about the Brown County, Indiana, art scene.
"I was a great fan of Georges LaChance. You see, I'm not a collector," he says with a shrug. "I've had opportunities to buy all kinds of art through the years but if I didn't like it I didn't buy it. I enjoy art but I wouldn't pay big money for it. That's the way I am."

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