Hatching History: A WATT collection of rare poultry breed portraits

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  1. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas

    Hatching History: A WATT collection of rare poultry breed portraits

    August 19 - November 20, 2011

    Where: Rockford Art Museum's Art Annex, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL

    When: August 19 - November 20, 2011

    Times: Art Annex is open during regular museum hours, but please call ahead as classes are occasionally scheduled in this space. The exhibit will be closed to visitors during scheduled class times.

    Cost: Free

    Details:www.rockfordartmuseum.org/art_annex.html / +1.815.968.2787

    Experience a piece of agricultural history during a select showing of pieces from the WATT collection of poultry breed paintings (1926-1950), the largest single collection of rare poultry breed portraits worldwide.

    The complete collection is comprised of 57 framed oil paintings created by three American artists, A.O. Schilling, L. Stahmer and F.L. Sewell, and was commissioned by J.W. Watt, founder of Watt Publishing Company in the mid-1920s. Approximately 15 of these paintings will be on display at Rockford Art Museum.

    With its corporate headquarters based in Rockford, Illinois, WATT invites the community to appreciate the beauty of the artists¬í interpretations of rare poultry breeds and learn about the company¬ís rich history and its contributions to the poultry industry over the past 94 years.​

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