The William Forsyth house in Irvington, Ind., circa 1914. Image provided by Rachel Perry
, courtesy collection of Susan Forsyth Selby Sklar.
Rachel Berenson Perry, a well-known art historian based in Brown County.
is the author of William J. Forsyth: The Life and Work of an Indiana Artist (Indiana University Press, 2014).
Rachel is the former fine arts curator of the Indiana State Museum; its current exhibit, William Forsyth: Only the Strong Persist, continues through March 29.
constant experimentation with various art mediums, subjects and styles.
experimentation as "fearless."
painted landscapes, as well as portraits, creating artwork with watercolors, oil on canvas, charcoal on paper and in other ways.
During the 1920s, he
spent summers at Winona Lake in northern Indiana and painted scenes there.
writes in her new book, Forsyth "exhibited more, won more awards and medals, and wrote more comprehensively about the Hoosier Group
and Indiana art than Steele."