View of old water turbine factory on Buck Creek, Springfield, Ohio

Maker
Peggy Waln (b.1929, d.2010)
Production date
1991
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Production date
1991
Description
Original watercolour of Buck Creek view of old factory in Springfield, Ohio, by Peggy Waln. The painting is in white mat board and a bevelled wood frame.

Peggy was a prominent Springfield Ohio resident, involved in the arts and community scenes through her painting instruction and organised performances. Her husband Bill was between 1986-1990 a City Commissioner and they enjoyed an active civic life, hosting the visiting parties from their sister city, Berwick, VIC. This watercolour was a gift made on one such occasion. The building depicted in the water colour is now most likely gone, a hospital replacing it on the site.

An associated plaque once provided more information "Artist - Peggy Waln/ Springfield, Ohio, U.S.A./ Presented by/ Cr. Rob Wilson 26.11.93"
Artist/Maker and role
Peggy Waln (b.1929, d.2010): Artist
Media/Materials description
watercolour on paper
Measurements
44.5 x 60.0 cm (sight), 68.0 x 81.0 x 2.0 cm (frame)
Signature & date
Signed in ink in lower right corner "PEGGY WALN".

Inscribed in blue pen verso is the following description, "Peggy WALN is a noted watercolour artist / in Springfield, Ohio, USA. / Her husband Bill Waln is a former City Commission (1986-1990). / The view is from the outdoor amphitheatre, looking across / the Buck Creek to an old factory that made water turbines / Painted in 1991. / Rob and Heather Wilson visited Springfield in 1989 + July 1993 / and were home hosted by Bill & Peggy Waln on both occasions."

A label identifying the original Council location lists it as hanging "Chamber 2 / behind plant by window".
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
1309

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