Building the american dream

A 150th Anniversary Art Exhibit Chronicling the Growth of the Midwest, sponsored by Huntington Bank

William Sonntag was one of the central figures of the Hudson River School. His early landscapes were executed during excursions from Cincinnati to the Ohio River Valley, Kentucky to West Virginia.
We see the canal that runs through downtown Indianapolis, with the state capitol and the Civil War monument under construction. In this painting Gruelle alludes to Indiana's history and future.
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