Warren and Julie Payne


L o u i s v i l l e, K e n t u c k y

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ink wash

signed l.r., ink

6 3/4 x 8 inches (sight)



Paul Plaschke (1880-1954)

Plaschke, a German immigrant, achieved recognition as a political cartoonist in Louisville and Chicago  in the 1930s. His need to earn a livelihood as a cartoonist conflicted with his ambitions as a painter, but his reputation as an Impressionist landscapist earned him a place in major American art exhibitions in the East and Midwest, including the Hoosier Salon. Plaschke was a founder of the Louisville Art Academy, was instrumental in the beginnings of the Speed Art Museum and was a major force in the Wonderland Way Art Club in New Albany, Indiana. He was a student of George Luks at the Art Students League in New York.



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