Born in Brent, Kentucky, into a prosperous middle-class family, T. J. Willison spent his early years working as a salesman for his father's lumber company. The young Harlan Hubbard had a studio at the Willison lumberyard. Willison studied art in nearby Cincinnati during the Duveneck years. He is noted for his intimate landscapes of the countryside in the Little Miami and Ohio river valleys.
This painting was exhibited in The Collectors' Showcase: Artists of the Ohio Valley School and the Wonderland Way, 1883-1940 in 2000 in Louisville.
The Golden Glade
oil on canvas laid down on board
11 by 14 inches
hand-made, gilded Carter frame, 20 x 23 inches
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