Sallie A Kirby (Schmidt) Cover
(1853 - 1936)
Sallie A. Kirby (Schmidt) Cover was active/lived in Washington, Nebraska, Indiana. Sallie Cover is known for farm scene painting, regionalism.
Biography Sallie A. Kirby (Schmidt) Cover
Cover, Sallie A. Kirby (Schmidt)
(1853 Denver, Indiana-1936 Seattle, Washington)
Living in Garfield County, western Nebraska near Burwell in the 1880s and 1890s, Sallie Cover became the first known white settler Nebraskan to create a painted landscape image of the state. Titled The Homestead of Ellsworth L. Ball, it is oil on canvas, 19.5” X 23,” depicts a neighboring farm, and is in the collection of the Nebraska Historical Society in Lincoln. Comparing this painting to a young Grandma Moses, art historian Howard Lamar wrote: “She painted the earth rich and black, the grass healthy green, and flowers along the front path. New trees have been planted, but some small fruit trees are already in blossom. Three men, one woman
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