T. J. Willison (1864-1940)
The Golden Glade
Oil on canvas laid down on board
11 by 14 inches
hand-made, gilded Carter frame, 20 x 23 inches
Born in Brent, Kentucky, into a prosperous middle-class family, Thomas Jefferson Willison spent his early years working as a salesman for his father's lumber company. The young Harlan Hubbard had a studio at the Willison lumberyard. Willison studied art in nearby Cincinnati during the Duveneck years. He is noted for his intimate landscapes of the countryside in the Little Miami and Ohio river valleys.