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Qv.r 70 piocw w.r. i«(Kt«d, and on ov.rflow ar«o had to b» crw4.d in Andenon'i odminiitratlon building, on. of mo eorrldori off th. gallery b«lng ihown here. Registration of over 1,000 visitors during the first three days in which Anderson College opened its new Art Gallery to the jublic marked an unusually fine ribute to one of Anderson's dis- inguished painters, the late Huthven Holmes Byrum, whose forks are on display in the gal- ery's first thaw. Art Department chairman W. Robert Youngman and his corps o f w o r k e r s completed an exhausting several weeks of preparations and opened the gallery formally Oct. 18, marking the irst time Anderson College has lad tuch quarters for the exhibition of painting, sculpture and crafts--four to six shows being arranged by Mr. Youngman for 196M4. Over 70 of Mr. Byrum's paintings, from his earliest to part of Us final work before his sudden death in-early 1958, are continu- ug to attract widespread attention among art patrons of the community as well as others who have only casual interest in art. Mr. Youngman, successor to Mr. Byrum and whose work in the area of sculpture also is wringing, recognition to the college from his prize winning shows over the Midwest, has announced gallery hours daily as 1 to 5 and Saturdays and Sundays between 2 and 4 p.m. Visitors have been noted from such many communities outside the Anderson area. The gallery Is" part of the Art D e p a r t m e n t ' s expansion program and is located on the pound floor of the administration building. Mr. Youngman baa indicated that groups desir- ~- to make special tours of the cry may do so by contact! his office. PIONEER CHURCH LEADERS The late Mr. Byrum, son of pioneer Church of God leaders spent most of his life in the Anderson community. He was exceptionally interested in the art field and took leadership roles in numerous community activities devoted to art. From 1927 to 1935 he conducted private art classes on a full- time basis although he continued to teach privately after he accepted a faculty position at Anderson College in 193$. "Mother always wanted to be an artist and inspired me from earliest recollections with a love for the beautiful," Mr. Byrum often recalled. "Mother's crea live desires to perform rc. r ultet in poetry and writing children's books and I later collaborated with her on jome--especially the one called 'Mr. Noah's ABC Book, 1 which I illustrated." But It wasn't always Mr. By rum's mother who was encour aging him in his desire to be professional artirt. His father when young Ruthven was onl; painting." His father simply wa« encouraging him to try som* lore. His earliest training came in 1912 when his father, the !ata oah Byrum, one-time treasurer of the Gospel Trumpet Com- winy here, now Warner Press, nc., arranged for a transient andscape painter in his home- own of Grand Junction, Mich., a give Ruthven lessons each evening after school and on Saturdays for a month. "Wink, the Wizzard," a landscape artist whose pictures wer* iroduced in 10 minutes or less n the show window of a local merchant, apparently did his job well, for Byrum soon also was painting in store windows. BROWN COUNTY BEAUTY But formal art education be[an to take shape when Mr. Jyrum enrolled at Indiana University to study under Robert )urke. It was here he got his irst taste of the beauty of 3rown County--which he captured through the years on many of his canvasses. Actually Mr. 3yrum made his f i r s t through Brown County in 1915. In an informal recollection for the Anderson College News Bureau, he once wrote: "My cousin and I drove my father's 1914 Ford d o w n Bloomington to arrange for a room and a place for us to set up the pressing machine, which was to be our means of earning money for the next three years at Indiana University. On our way home we came through Nashville and Columbus and encountered a heavy rain, which slowed us down. "Some of the roads were about a foot deep in water and almost . , $100. Actually the youthful art 1st and another boy, as he put it "got hold of some cans of pain and brushes and copied an oi npassable. I remember that my cousin got out in one place and waded ·cross to see if we could make it. He had his trousers rolled up as high as possible and the water actually got in the bed of the car, but we made it." Called for army duty near the end of World War I, Mr. Byrum left Indiana University but was in service only GO days. He had been mustered with the last group from Anderson and was about the first to be discharged. He spent the remainder of the school year attending Anderson College, which had just been started the year before, and returned to Indiana University to -aduate in 1920. Art had not en his major subject--he had studied economics and sociology, leading to several job offers, but he decided to study further in the area of art. So he enrolled at tht Art Institute in Chicago for a regular three-year course, then laid out a year to do commercial art before returning for two additional years. While a first-year student, he was elected first president of the new national art fraternity, Delta Phi Delta. Lat- er adi Seen tional treasurer. HELPED OPTOMETRIST During those interesting days (Continued On P«|[e 3)

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  1. Anderson Daily Bulletin,
  2. 08 Nov 1963, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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