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2018-Dec-30 Winter Scene by William Welu

2018-Dec-30 Winter Scene by William Welu

Artist: William Welu
Title: Winter Scene
Date: 1949
Accession #: 87.06.14
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 42 x 54 in.
Acquired by: LouAnn Nebel
About the Artist: In 1949, Xavier Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, commissioned William Welu to create this piece. While in the hospital, Welu’s Winter Scene was hung in the cafeteria and in the reception hall. Whether they were patients, doctors, nurses, or visitors, many people ventured past this painting in hospital, and could possibly recognize it today. The painting remained at Xavier Hospital until it closed in 1981

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