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Bison, Central Plains

Bison, Central Plains
Creator: Shipshee, Louis
Date: between 1916 and 1975
Oil painting of bison by Louis ShipShee, a Potawatomi Indian chief and artist. ShipShee was born August 11, 1896, on the Potawatomi Reservation near Mayetta, Jackson County, Kansas. He was a self-taught artist, know throughout the United States and Europe. He was an instructor at Haskell Indian College from 1932 to 1938, and lived in Topeka from 1952 until his death on June 17, 1975. Provenance of the painting suggests that it was given to Alf Landon by the artist.


Butterfly illustration

Butterfly illustration
Creator: Howe, William H.
Date: 1949
Preliminary scientific butterfly illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies. Howe's interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this sketch shows his shift away from the inclusion of background, and a return to careful delineation of the butterflies themselves.


Geese

Geese
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1927
A black ink on long fiber board paper woodcut of four geese with water in the foreground, by Herschel Logan. One of the Prairie Printmakers, Logan executed this work in 1927, and said this was "from a sketch done on the old boyhood farm near Winfield." Logan was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri, and the family moved to Winfield, Kansas shortly afterwards. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He worked as an advertising artist in Salina until his retirement in 1968. He moved to Santa Ana, California, where he died December 8, 1987.


Moth illustration

Moth illustration
Creator: Howe, William H.
Date: 1950
Preliminary scientific moth illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies and winged insects. Howe's interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this color-pencil sketch was completed during his last year at Ottawa University, in Ottawa, Kansas.


Noonday Rest

Noonday Rest
Creator: Herschel C. Logan
Date: 1938
A black ink on rag paper woodcut showing cows grazing and resting under a tree. The artist described this as a "composite scene of a typical Kansas vista." Noonday Rest was drawn by Herschel C. Logan, who was born April 19, 1901 in Magnolia, Missouri and shortly after his birth the family moved to Winfield, Kansas. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for one year. Logan was a commercial and advertising artist in Salina, Kansas, until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Prairie Print Makers. After retirement, Logan moved to Santa Ana, California.


Pacific Coast spring butterflies

Pacific Coast spring butterflies
Creator: Howe, William H.
Date: 1944
Preliminary scientific butterfly illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies. Howe's interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this sketch was his first attempt at including a background in his drawing.


Sphinx Moths

Sphinx Moths
Creator: Howe, William H.
Date: 1949
Preliminary scientific moth illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies and winged insects. Howe's interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this 1949 sketch depicted ten varieties of Sphinx moths.


Swallowtail Butterflies

Swallowtail Butterflies
Creator: Howe, William H.
Date: 1950
Preliminary scientific butterfly illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies. Howe's interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this sketch depicts the Swallowtail butterfly of North America.


Tropical Butterflies

Tropical Butterflies
Creator: Howe, William H.
Date: 1951
Preliminary scientific butterfly illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies. Howe's interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this sketch depicts 12 varieties of tropical butterflies from North and South America.


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