Direct Examination for Morgan Walden 1. State and spell your name for the record. a. Morgan Walden M-O-R-G-A-N W-A-L-D-E-N Line 1 2. What is your connection to the painting? a. My grandfather, Bob Ross Alcott knew the artist, Emerson Colline quite well. Fishing at Dawn was given to my grandfather in 1927. Lines 4/5 3. How did your grandfather know Ms. Colline? a. In the early 20th century, Impressionist style artists grouped together in art communities, and one of those communities formed near my grandpa’s property. The group was known as the Hoosier group and Emerson was one of the artists in the group. Lines 6-8, 11/12 4. When did your grandfather allow the artists on his land? a. They were welcome any time and free to come and go on his property as they pleased. Lines 20/21 5. Did the artists ever paint your grandparents? a. Yes some captured my grandma and grandpa in their day to day life, fishing, relaxing by the lake, or working on the farm. Lines 21-23 6. What happened to the artists when the Depression hit? a. Many of the artists couldn’t support themselves and so my grandfather shared food from his table with many of the artists. He also paid some of the artists for lessons because he wanted to learn to paint.
- Fall '18
- Lee White