David Owsley Museum of Art

Hoosier Group of Indiana Painters

Named in the 1890s by a Chicago writer, the Hoosier Group painters each sought training abroad, eventually settling in Indiana to focus on the local landscape and places visited in their travels. Often working together, they developed a style based on loose, textural paint application and harmonious colors.

John Ottis Adams, William Forsyth, Theodore Clement Steele, and Otto Stark are among the Hoosier Group artists represented in the David Owsley Museum of Art's collection. A selection of their work is included among the museum's installation of late 19th-century paintings.