Louis Oscar Griffith

Birth: 10-10-1875, Greencastle, In
Death: 11-13-1956, Franklin, In
Married: Carolyn Maulsby in 1920
Known For: Etchings but also painted landscapes

Associations:  Chicago Society of Etchers, Indiana Artists Club, Indiana Society of Print Makers of America, Chicago Galleries Association, Chicago Society of Printers and Sculptors, Charter member Brown County Art Gallery Association and Brown County Art Guild

Awards: Hoosier Salon, Palette and Chisel Club gold medal in 1921, The Daughters of Indiana prize in 1925, Chicago Society of Etchers prizes in 1949 and 1953, Bronze Medal Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco 1915

Facts
Studied at the St Louis School of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design and in New York, Paris and England
Became a full resident of Brown County around 1922
Built a house and studio next to Will Vawter in 1924
Served on Nashville, In. town council
Most of his printmaking was done in the winter months and was a perfectionist
Nationally known for his aquatints
Known for his humorous doodles
Active member of the Brown County Art guild from 1954 to 1956
Active member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association from 1926 to 1954

Sources:
1. M. Joanne Nesbit and Barbara Judd - Those Brown County Artists - "The Ones Who Came, the Ones Who Stayed, The Ones Who Moved On 1900 - 1950" - Nanna's Books 1993
2. Lyn Letsinger-Miller - The Artists of Brown County - Indiana University Press Bloomington and Indianapolis 1994

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