Title
Thumbnail
Year
Category
Notes
A Summons from Mars
1938
Commercial
Magazine illustration for the pulp magazine, Amazing Stories. Another illustration for the story, A Summons From Mars by John Russell Fearn, can be seen here. The original illustrations have been lost.
Acapulco Home
1940
Mexico Watercolors
Wrigley Home, Exhibited at the American Watercolor Society, 1948
Acapulco Sail
1939
Oils
Swordfish
Alley Cats
1939
Chicago Watercolors
Arriving at Los Muertos
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
At Rest
Spoon River Watercolors
Baby’s Bath
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Back Porches
Chicago Watercolors
Backyards
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Banana Country
1950
Oils
Bass Player
1955
Oils
Black Sea Bass
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Blue Bangle
1940
Oils
Boat Yard
1946
Chicago Watercolors
Boats
1942
Chicago Watercolors
British Casa #1
Mexico Watercolors
Cart and Village
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Cathedral
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Charming the Savage Ear: Atwater Kent Radio
1926
Studies
This India ink on poster board illustration was created as a student project around 1926 during the artist's study at the Art Institute of Chicago. Possibly derived from this image in Travel magazine, Vol. 37, October 1921. This image has been scanned and restored, and is available as a framed poster. Contact the curator for more information.
Chicago Cop and Bum
1938
Commercial
Cocktail Party
1938
Oils
Colored Castle
1937
Chicago Watercolors
Division and Halstead. Oil tempera and watercolor.
Corn Crops and Prairie Winds
1970
Spoon River Watercolors
Painted "on-the-spot" at a farm just north of Lewiston, Illinois, in 1970. The title is taken from a Carl Sandberg poem.
Cossacks on Train by Eluiot(?) Brown
Commercial
Illustration /bayonettes
Couple At Piano
1940
Oils
Cuidad De Las Casas
1957
Mexico Watercolors
Cypress and Surf
1968
Oils
Dangle Dandies
Commercial
Doña Castile Soap
1926
Studies
Student work from the artist's study at the Art Institute of Chicago, circa 1926.
Door County Retreat
Chicago Watercolors
Early Morning
1938
Chicago Watercolors
Elrod Bridge
1936
Oils
Fifi
1955
Oils
Finishing a Dugout
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Fox Lake Resort
Chicago Watercolors
Goose Island Coal
1936
Chicago Watercolors
Painted at Goose Island, on the Chicago river. Formerly industrial Goose Island has emerged as a trendy Chicago neighborhood in recent years.
Great Blue Heron
Spoon River Watercolors
Hard Guy
1942
Commercial
Amazing Stories illustration, November, 1942, for the story Hard Guy by Ralph Milne Farley.
Hasbins
1968
Spoon River Watercolors
Painted on the site of Tuscumbia, Illinois, which flourished between 1817 and 1837.
High Above the Village
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Wrigley Home, Exhibited at the American Watercolor Society, 1948
Hollow Tree
1946
Mexico Watercolors
Pie de la Cuesta Village Shown at the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts in New York as part of a juried show in 1948.
Homeward Bound
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Houbigant
Commercial
Hut with Bougainvilla
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Igniting The Coconut Hulls
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
In Quest of the Cat
1970
Spoon River Watercolors
Painted “on-the-spot” at the dam in Bernadotte, Illinois, in 1970. This fishing spot along the Spoon River has been the area favorite for generations.
Intermission
1950
Oils
Juan’s Casa
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Jungle Home
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Jungle Mission
1940
Mexico Watercolors
La Ventosa Beach
1958
Mexico Watercolors
Small fishing village outside Salina Cruz
Maple and Mill
1929
Oils
Oil on masonite depicts the ruins of the mill at Bernadotte, Illinois. The Bernadotte mill site and dam have been a favorite of artists for generations.
Master of Golden City
1938
Commercial
Master of Golden City, for June, 1938 issue of Amazing Stories. Another image from the same issue is available here.
Merry Christmas Fifi
1956
Commercial
Mexican Laundry
1948
Mexico Watercolors
Mexican Paradise
1950
Mexico Watercolors
Minnesota Station
1938
Oils
Mrs. Ford’s Smokehouse
Spoon River Watercolors
Night Approaches
Chicago Watercolors
Nude#1
1926
Studies
Old Dutch Tobacco
1927
Studies
Student work from the artist's study at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1927.
Olive Trees
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Orizaba Plaza
1957
Mexico Watercolors
Packard
1927
Studies
Student work from the artist's study at the Art Institute of Chicago, circa 1927.
Palm Protection
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Palm Tepees
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Paradise for Pigs
1968
Spoon River Watercolors
Painted on the site of Tuscumbia, Illinois, which flourished between 1817 and 1837.
Patawawa Trout
1947
Oils
Phone Kids
Commercial
Pink Coats
1950
Oils
Playpen
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Pole Cat Hill
1968
Spoon River Watercolors
Depicts the Reuben Herrick homestead in Polecat Hollow, north of Smithfield. Polecat Hill was so steep that "climbing Polecat" became a test for early automobiles in the area.
Pompano Picnic
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Power
1927
Studies
India ink and gouache on poster board illustration created as a student project in 1927 during the artist's study at the Art Institute of Chicago. Available as a framed poster. Contact the curator for more information.
Puerto Vallarta Harbor
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Red
1948
Oils
Red By The River
1970
Spoon River Watercolors
Lyle Sleeth Home, Bernadotte, Illinois
Red Elm
1971
Spoon River Watercolors
Red-Tailed Hawk
1968
Spoon River Watercolors
Painted "on-the-spot" at a farm just north of Smithfield, Illinois, in 1968. The red-tailed hawk is frequently seen in Spoon River country.
Retirement
Spoon River Watercolors
Rinsing
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Rise to the Fly
1955
Oils
River Folks
1942
Oils
River Residents
1959
Chicago Watercolors
Seascape
1951
Oils
Season’s End
1946
Chicago Watercolors
Servel
Commercial
Servel
Commercial
Shrine of Guadalupe
1957
Mexico Watercolors
Painted on the steps of the Shrine of Guadalupe - Ciudad de las Casas.
Smoking Gun
1935
Commercial
A black, white and grey oil on canvas illustration.
Spoon River #1
Spoon River Watercolors
Spoon River Sportsman
Spoon River Watercolors
Springfield: A Portrait
1963
Murals
Six 8'x10' panels. This mural depicting the history of Sangamon County was originally commissioned by the First National Bank of Springfield in the early 60s. The bank was remodeled in the 70s and with the help of Macomb's mayor, Bob Anstine, the panels were relocated to the library of Western Illinois University. When the library expanded, the panels were removed in 2003.
St. Gertrude’s Church
1957
Mexico Watercolors
"Our first stopover before returning to Mexico City was at the luxurious Ruiz Galinda Hotel in Fortin de las Flores in the state of Veracruz. The flowers were unbelievable. Each morning after breakfast the guests were invited to take part in a ceremony where fresh gardenias were thrown into the swimming pool to float there that day. This lovely old church is in the village of Orizaba which is a few miles from Fortin and at the foot of mount Orizaba." - Rita Welch
Steelworker
1926
Studies
Student work during the artist’s study at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Tahiti
1945
Commercial
Tarpon Acrobatics
1952
Oils
Tater Hollow Home
1968
Spoon River Watercolors
Near Babylon
Tehuantepec River
1957
Mexico Watercolors
The Good Samaritan
1970
Murals
"The Good Samaritan" red elm relief wood carving was commissioned by the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois in 1970. The carving is still nicely displayed today outside the chapel. The whole Fulton County community pitched-in to help the artist retrieve the largest red elm log which settled in the deepest ravine on the property of Milt and Rosie Orweg of Smithfield, Illinois. Neighbors and friends brought their farm equipment, heavy trucks and chairs to help pull the log up the hill. The log was cut at Duncan Mills by Diane Starnes before being brought to the old post office building in Smithfield, where the artist set up a temporary workshop for this commission.
The Junkey
1946
Oils
The Rail Splitter
1935
Oils
Portrait of a young Abe Lincoln.
Time for Sale
1938
Commercial
Illustration for Amazing Stories -- August, 1938. More images available here and here.
Tomazunchale Hut
1940
Mexico Watercolors
On the spot watercolor
Tow Boats
1946
Chicago Watercolors
Exhibited at American Watercolor Society Show.
Unknown
1959
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Unknown
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Untitled
Commercial
Untitled Female Nude
1927
Studies
Classroom study from the Art Institute of Chicago
Untitled Male Nude
1927
Studies
Classroom study from the Art Institute of Chicago, 1927
Untitled Nude
1956
Oils
Untitled Nude
1950
Oils
Untitled Study
Studies
Village Laundry
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Village Plaza
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Walking Haystack
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Whitman’s Pleasure Island Chocolates
1926
Studies
Illustration created as a student project in 1926 during the artist's study as the Art Institute of Chicago. The image has been scan and restored, and is available as a framed poster. Contact the curator for more information.
Yalapa Bananas
1957
Puerto Vallarta Watercolors
Young Hunter
1947
Oils