Vintage Art Collection

Welcome to the Kearney Public Schools vintage art collection.  In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the Board of Education made it their mission to obtain two pieces of artwork for every classroom.  These pieces have been displayed in many of our schools and are now preserved at Central Elementary.
 
Title:  Indian Weavers
Artist:  Robert W. Amick
 
 
Title:  Where the Sun Goes
Artist:   Robert W. Amick
Purchased from Whitmore Art Gallery, Omaha
Date of Purchase:  May 1937
Price:  $18.00
Size:  18 x30
Gifted by: Junior High Week Activities
 
 
Title:  Autumn in the Mountains
Artist:  Adrian Stokes
Purchased from Whitmore Art Gallery, Omaha
Purchase Date:  May 1937
Price:  $22.50
Size:  25x34
Gifted by:  Junior High Week Activities
 
 
Title:  Bernese Alps
Artist:  T. Hardi
Purchased from:  Henry Kroger Collection
Purchase Date:  March 1942
Price   $65.00
Size:  22x30
 
 
Title:  Cottage near Ashburton
Artist:  R. Thornton
Purchased from Henry Kroger Collection
Purchase Date:  March 1942
Price:  $125
Size:  19.5x27
 
 
Title:  Dogs and Pigeons
Artist:  J.C. Gifford
 
 
Title:  Elf to Tea
Artist:  Margaret Tarrant
Purchased from Whitmore Fine Arts, Omaha
Purchase Date:  April 26, 1938
Price:  $8.50
Size:  17x21
 
 
Title:  End of the Hunt
Artist:  Dale Nichols
Purchased from Whitmore Art Galleries, Omaha
Purchase Date:  March 26, 1939
Price $18.50
Size:  26x20
Gifted by:  Junior High Week Activities
 
 
Title:  Indian Medicine Man
Artist:  Henry C. Kroger
Purchased from the Henry Kroger Collection
Purchase Date:  March 1942
Price:  $15.00
Size 13.5x11.5
 
 
 
 
Title:  Indian Potter
Artist:  Unknown
 
 
 
Title:  Indian Village
Prang Company
 
 
Title: Landscape
Artist:  Julia Mann
Purchased from the H.C. Kroger Collection
Purchase Date:  March 1942
Price:  $10.00
Size:  11x15
 
 
 
Title:  Little Joe, The Wrangler
Artist:  Frederick A. Olds, Gutherie, Oklahoma
Purchased from the Hays Arts Council - Hays Kansas
Price:  $300.00
Owned by the Merryman Performing Arts Center
 
 
 
 
Title:  Little Red Riding Hood
Artist:  Albert Hencke
 
About the artist:  Born in St. Louis, Missouri, 1865.  Studied art in the School of Fine arts of the University of Washington then came to New York and studied under H. Siddons Mowbray, R.B. Fitz, and Frederick Freir in landscape and figure painting.   Exhibited at the National Academy in New York and Pennsylvania Academy and all throughout principal cities in the United States.
 
 
 
Title:  Magnolias
Artist:  Oerder
Purchased from the Whitmore Art Galleries, Omaha
Purchase Date:  March 26, 1939
Price:  $25
Size:  31x25
Gifted by:  Junior High Week Activities
 
 
Title:  The Postoral
Artist:  Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Purchased from the Kroger Collection
Purchase Date:  1942
Price:  $750.00
Size:  50x60
 

Hendrik (Hendrikus) van de Sande Bakhuyzen (2 January 1795 – 12 December 1860) was a Dutch landscape painter and art teacher. He was a prominent contributor to the Romantic period in Dutch art and his students and children founded the art movement known as the Hague School. He was born under the name Hendrikus Bakhuyzen in the Hague in 1795,the son of prominent publisher Gerrit Bakhuysen (1758–1843) and Jacoba van de Sande (1757–1815). In 1819 he obtained a Royal Decree granting legal permission to add his late mother's surname to his own and became known as Hendrikus van de Sande Bakhuyzen. 
The van de Sande Bakhuyzens were related to the famed Van Gogh family through Hendrik's grandfather Hendrik Bakhuyzen, who married Jannetje van Gogh (1731–1796).Hendrik taught Vincent van Gogh's mother Anna Carbentus van Gogh to paint, and Vincent van Gogh felt that there was clear thematic convergence among his work and that of the van de Sande Bakhuyzen's. In his 23 December 1889 letter to his mother from the San Remy-de-Provence asylum he wrote:

"And now it's certain that the work they're making here at present is very different — more colourful and more forthrightly drawn than what people used to do in Holland in the time of Schelfhout, say. And yet the one is so much a consequence of the other. For example, you knew the old Van de Sande Bakhuyzen and Jules Bakhuyzen. I thought of their work only recently, that with all the apparent difference there's still so little change in people's ideas. Anyway I believe that Jules Bakhuyzen, say, would understand perfectly what I paint these days, that ravine with the stream, and another painting — of the park at the asylum — large pine trees against an evening sky."

— Vincent van Gogh
 
 
Title:  Old Seaport
Artist: C. Huimer
Purchased from the Henry Kroger Collection
Purchase Date:  March 1942
Price:  $80
Size:  26x41
 
 
Title:  On the Mediterranean
Artist:  J. Frank
Purchased from the Henry Kroger Collection
Purchase Date:  March 1942
Price:  $90.00
Size:  24x31
 
 
Title:  Sail Boats
Artist:  Hous Peterson
 
 
Title:  Seed Mural
Artist:  Julia Noyes
Presented to Mrs. Ranotta Nordues' 4th and 5th-grade class who participated in the creation of the seed mural at the Groundwater Foundation's Children's Groundwater Festival, March 14, 2000.  Mural design by Nebraska artist Julia Noyes with support from the Nebraska Arts Council.
 
 
Title:  The Canal
Artist:  Van Neste
Purchased from Whitmore Art Gallery, Omaha
Purchase Date:   May 1937
Price:  $25.00
Size  25x28
Gifted by:  Junior High Week Activities.
 
 
Title:  The Fairy Tale
Artist:  W. Firle
Gifted in memory of Lottie Larington
 
 
Title:  The Fisherman
Artist:  Muriel Dawson  A.R.C.A.
Purchased from:  Whitmore Fine Arts, Omaha
Purchase Date:  April 26, 1938
Price:  $8.50
Size:  17x21
 
 
 
Title:  The Piper
Artist:  Manet
Purchased from the Whitmore Art Galleries, Omaha
Purchase Date:  March 26, 1939
Price: $30.00
Size: 19x31
Gifted by:  Junior High Week Activities
 
 
Title:  Threatening Clouds
Artist:  H.C. Kroger
 
 
 
Title:  Unknown
Artist:  K.E. Yorkie Richter
Owned by the Merryman Performing Arts Center
 
 
Title:  Unknown
Artist:  Unknown
 
 
Title: Blue Boy
Artist:  Gainsborough
Purchased from Whitmore Art Gallery, Omaha
Purchase Date:  March 1940
Price:  $60.00
Size:  27x38
Gifted by:  Junior High Week Activities