Feb 17, 2011 - Sale 2237

Sale 2237 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 1,920
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Untitled (Creek Landscape).

Oil on thick artist board, circa 1927-30. 610x813 mm; 24x32 inches.

Provenance: private collection.

This Indianapolis artist spent his career in Indiana, painting lush landscapes, in addition to portraits and still lifes, with a distinctive use of the palette knife. Hardrick studied at the John Herron Art Institute until 1918, before fellow Indiana artists William Edouard Scott and Hale Woodruff; he later shared a studio with a young Woodruff in Indianapolis in 1924. Though he won the Harmon bronze (first place) medal in 1927, frequently exhibited at the Harmon Foundation, and was awarded a WPA mural commission, his work received little attention during his lifetime. Today, his work is in the collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum and Hampton University.