|Biography from Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers, Inc.:|
|Edward Lee Winslow was born near Tuscola, Illinois, only son of Nathan
Winslow, a confederate veteran of the Civil War. He spent his
boyhood and early manhood in Fairmont, Indiana, where he studied with
artist/educator Olive Rush (1873-1966).|
He moved to Indianapolis in 1902, becoming a sign writer and commercial
artist. He worked for Fertig and Keevers and Company, and
operated a cooperative sign company. He maintained his own studio
for 15 years.
After 1932, he devoted his time to painting. Working mostly in
oil he recorded the Indianapolis scene and rural central Indiana.
In reality, he was largely a self-taught artist. He was quite
adept at wood sculpture but few pieces were ever completed.
He always drew and painted on the spot, en Plein Aire. He would
spend many hours in the fields or on sidewalks until he completed the
painting. He adored children and encouraged them to watch him
paint. It was always a great thrill for them to observe the
painting emerging on the canvas.
There were always crowds whenever he set up his easel, whether in the
city or country. He had no interest in painting from prints or
photographs. He loved to feel the environment of the scene he was
painting; hence, the spontaneous but rather quiet vigor of his work.
He was a member of the Indiana Artists Club and Hoosier Salon (exhibit
dates 1935, ’36, ’39), and also exhibited at the Herron Art Institute
of Indianapolis and The Art Review. His work was primarily sold
and exhibited by two historic Indianapolis art galleries and framers,
Lyman Brothers and the H. Lieber Company. Mr. Winslow is listed
in Who’s Who in American Art and in Flora Lauter’s book Active Indiana
Darin Lawson, CAI
Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers, Inc.
From an interview with Karl O. Staufenbeil, friend of the artist
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