Rachel Berenson Perry will discuss her newest book, William J. Forsyth: The Life and Work of an Indiana Artist, at the Frankfort Community Public Library in Frankfort, IN, October 3 at 7 p.m. This presentation will be held in conjunction with a Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art exhibit, which includes work by Forsyth. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Closely associated with artists such as T. C. Steele and J. Ottis Adam, William J. Forsyth studied at the Royal Academy in Munich then returned home to paint what he knew best—the Indiana landscape. It proved a rewarding subject. His paintings were exhibited nationally and received major awards. Drawing on his personal letters and other sources, Perry discusses Forsyth and his art and offers fascinating insights into his personality, his relationships with his students, and his lifelong devotion to teaching and educating the public about the importance of art. Learn more about the book on our website.