GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Museum will host an evening of celebration of Theodore Clement (T.C.) Steele, a well-known American impressionist and a member of the Hoosier Group, April 21, at 7 p.m.
Steele's great-grandsons, Nick and Bob (first cousins) will share stories, photos and paintings from the family collection.
Steele was born in Owen County in 1847, grew up in Indianapolis and was an artist-in-residence at Indiana University in Bloomington. He studied at the Royal Academy in Munich, Germany, and upon return to the United States in 1885, began to paint portraits. But Steele drew most of his artistic inspiration from rural landscapes.
He traveled throughout Indiana and other states to paint countryside. A number of other artists shared Steele's artistic interest at the time, forming the Brown County Art Colony.
His Brown County home, the "House of the Singing Winds," and his art studio are part of a 200-acre Indiana Historic Site.
The event is free and open to the public.