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Outstanding "Hickory Hill" Oil on Canvas by Carl Rudolph Krafft

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Oil on canvas landscape by well-known Illinois painter Carl Rudolph Krafft (1884 – 1938). Signed to the lower left, with artists inscribed label on verso reading ‘Title/ Hickory Hills/ 30x 34/ Carl R Kraff/ painted 1925 /Carl R Krafft 1926’. Housed in the original Newcomb-Macklin frame with additional biographical information attached to verso.

‘Hickory Hills’ was a favored subject of Krafft, and a number of substantial extant works depict this very scene in winter, with the identical barn, and occasionally depicting children sledding. Today, Hickory Hill is an area outside of Chicago still popular for the pastime.

Carl Rudolph Krafft was an Ohio native who became best known for his regional impressionistic work. He was a founder of the ‘Ozark School’ of painters, and exhibited heavily in the Chicago area throughout his career. Many of his later oils contain a thumbprint near the signature, as Krafft was fearful of copyists and forgeries.


42.5" W x 38.5" H x 3.0" D

- measured in the frame; sight size measures 33.50" W x 29.75" H.

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