Born on February 15, 1895 in Shelbyville, Illinois, Orval H. Caldwell painted landscapes in both oil and watercolor.
Caldwell studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Werntz' Academy of Fine Arts, and with painters Ellsworth Young and Ted Kautsky.
He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Penn Art Association and Boston Museum of Art. He was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists and one-time president of the Chicago No-Jury Society. He was a one-time president of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Most of Caldwell's paintings were purchased by individuals and institutions in Illinois. His works have been acquired by the Springfield Gallery (Springfield, Ill.), Burpee Gallery (Rockford, Ill.) and th
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