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 Harry J. Kellogg  (1839 - 1878)

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Lived/Active: Ohio/New York      Known for: landscape, genre and still life painting, fresco murals, panoramas, teaching

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Expansive Wooded Landscape with Sheep Watering -1893
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Professor Harry J. Kellogg, artist, was born in Canandaigua, New York, June 4,1839. His father, Daniel J. Kellogg, was native of that State, and of Scotch ancestry. He was an artist, and a member of the Royal Art Union of New York City, also a celebrated historical and portrait painter. He died at South Bend, Indiana, May 24, 1878, while on a visit to that place, at the age of sixty-six years. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church for many years.

The mother of our subject, Caroline A. (Bennett) Kellogg, was also a native of New York, and a daughter of Alonzo and Caroline (Stewart)Bennett, the latter of English ancestry, being a descendant of the Stewarts of England. She was married to Mr. Kellogg about the year 1834, and they had four children—Franklin B., deceased; Harry J., the subject of this sketch; Julia A. and Charles A., both deceased. The mother died at Rochester, New York, November 2, 1878, aged fifty-eight years. She was also a member of the Presbyterian church many years.

Professor Kellogg was reared in Rochester, and his education was obtained at Bockport College, Brockport, New York, taking an irregular course. In 1851, when he was twelve years of age, he was placed under the instruction of the American Art Union, at Rochester, of which his father was president. He graduated with honors in 1859, being the first junior member of the Art League. Immediately after his graduation he became assistant foreman, under S.B. Leach, of the painting department of Barney, Parker & Co., of Dayton, Ohio, manufacturers of railroad coaches, and remained in their employ until 1861. In May,1862, he enlisted in the Union army as Orderly Sergeant of Company A, One Hundred and second Regiment Ohio Infantry. In June of 1862 he was promoted to Second Lieutenant, and to Major of the regiment in September of the same year. At the battle of Perryville, he was severely wounded by a minnie ball in the hip, rendering him unfit for duty, for which he resigned in November of that year. He was afterward employed on special duty in the topographical service, at times, until the latter part of 1863.

Early in 1864 he resumed his professional work at Toledo, Ohio, and engaged in scenic frescoing ,and taking contracts at La Porte, Indiana, and other places. In 1867 he was engaged as master painter by the TOLEDO, WABASH & WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, with headquarters at Toledo, Ohio, and remained in their employ nearly three years.

In 1870 he opened an art studio at Toledo, and was engaged in teaching the fine arts and professional painting until 1876, when he removed to La Porte, Indiana, and opened an academy of design for instruction in the fine arts. In 1898 he removed to South Bend and established another academy of design, still continuing the one at La Porte. He afterward established like institutions at Elkhart, this State [Indiana], and Three Rivers and Constantine, Michigan. The teachers and pupils of these academies, under his instruction, reached the number of 600.

In the spring of 1886, leaving the school in the care of Mrs. Etta J. Hayes, he came to Warsaw and began the great historical painting PANORAMA OF THE SIEGE OF CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, of which he holds the copyright, to be placed in a building erected for that purpose at Spring Fountain Park, Eagle Lake, near Warsaw.

Spring Fountain Park, on the eastern shore of Eagle Lake, is a delightfully situated tract of 160 acres. This park is designed for a pleasure resort, and will be an ornament and attraction to the city. The park embraces a natural amphitheater, heavily shaded and suited for the erection of cottages. In the foreground, extending into the lake, is a strip of level ground named Carnahan Park, very suitable for drill and parade purposes. The grounds are watered by a dozen excellent springs, which burst forth from the hillside and are now being turned into useful and ornamental channels. Along the foot of the hills the landscape gardener is at work, and a collection of flowers worth going miles to see is the result. Three artificial lakes, with islands, bridges and a profusion of flowers, have just been constructed. A restaurant, boat-houses , a steamer wharf and a substantial steamer have been added to the new summer resort, and a large force of men are still pushing numerous improvements.

He holds many commendatory medals and testimonials for ornamental decorations and artistic paintings, and he is conceded to be one of America’s most rapid and best painters.

June 27,1879 Mr. Kellogg was married to Mrs. Mary C. Sheldon (nee Meeker),daughter of Daniel Meeker, of La Porte, Indiana. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Kellogg is a member of the Masonic, Odd Fellows, Grand Army of the Republic and Knights of Pythias fraternities.  

Written and submitted by Gene Meier, historian of dioramas and cycloramas in America.

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A sign, fresco, ornamental and scenery painter, Harry J. Kellogg was active in Toledo, Ohio, from about 1869 to 1876.  He was the partner of Henry M. Hall in 1872, then worked for a time with William Yost.  In 1885 he was reported to have recently moved from South Bend, Indiana, to Chattanooga, where he planned to teach drawing and painting.  “He has a wide reputation in the North,” wrote the Blade, “and fame undoubtedly awaits him in the South.”  

Also he is likely the same man who is noted as enlisting in the army in Ohio on August 2, 1862 at the age of 24 as a 1st sergeant.  

The artist likely was also in Illinois, as a recent auction item was signed and dated 1894 and signed on reverse: HJ Kellogg Artist, Studio, Downer’s Grove DuPage Co.-Illinois.

Haverstock, Mary Sayre, et al., Artists of Ohio, 1787-1900, Kent State University Press, 2000

Information courtesy of Edward P. Bentley, researcher of Lansing, Michigan

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