Townsend, Harry R. – American Artist

Harry Everett Townsend oil painting, Girl Reading on a Sofa

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Harry R. Townsend oil painting, One Evening, autumn scene with trees along edge of stream

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Harry R. Townsend oil on canvas, Richmond Landscape, an Indiana scene with trees in fall foliage

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Harry R. Townsend oil on canvas, Richmond in Winter, an Indiana scene depicting a distant town through trees

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Harry R. Townsend (1885-1968)

Harry R. Townsend, whose closest affiliation was Indiana, was best known for his snow scenes. Townsend had a studio in Centerville, Indiana, six miles from Richmond. He painted around the Whitewater River Valley with George H. Baker for about 40 years and was well known in local circles. He was born in Muncie and lived in Richmond most of his life. He studied with John Elwood Bundy at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Boothbay Art School in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He was visiting instructor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1925.

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