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Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1887-1980

Title of Work

Milling Wheat

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Date of Work

1934

Medium

Oil on canvas board

Signature

Lower right

Height

35 1/2"

Width

47"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: 234_W02

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Born in Michigan, Isabel Snelgrove studied at the Chicago Art Institute, the Colorado Springs Art Center, Olivet College, and the University of Michigan. In 1930, after teaching at colleges in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Oklahoma, she was hired to teach art at UND. She served as Acting Head of the Art Department following the death of the first Chair, Paul E. Barr, in 1953.

Snelgrove’s Milling Wheat is a "modern" version of agricultural industry. Beyond a dimly lit, clean, tidy, pollution-free factory and drably uniformed workers are the brightly lit airplane, car, truck, train, and gasoline-powered tractor with a pull-type combine. All focus is on symbols of progress and the hard-work ethic that will get Americans through the Great Depression.

Condition

Excellent

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