Dale Bessire (American, 1892-1974)
The Owl Creek Road
Oil-on Canvas, signed l.r. and titled and signed on the stretcher
Painting: 30" x 36"
Frame: 34.5" x 40.5"
A founding member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association, Dale Philip Bessire (1892-1974) was born in Columbus, Ohio, but is considered a native of Indianapolis. He studied at Herron under William Forsyth and then later studied business at the University of Chicago. Bessire moved to the town of Nashville in Brown County, Indiana, in 1914. He successfully ran an orchard and maintained his art career as an Impressionist landscape painter. He exhibited at both the Hoosier Salon starting in 1924 and the Chicago Gallery Association.