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American Insurance Union Building painting
Description: Watercolor of the A.I.U. Building (also known as LeVeque Tower) under construction, by Ralph Fanning, ca. 1927. Artist and art historian Ralph Fanning was born on Long Island in 1889. A Quaker, Fanning served in France in compassionate non-military service during World War I. In the 1920s, he joined the Ohio State University Art Department, becoming a full professor in 1924. Fanning was a skilled artist, especially talented at depicting bridges and buildings. He sketched and painted numerous buildings in Columbus and throughout Ohio. In 1950, Fanning became ill and was later diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The disease affected his work, but he continued to paint and sketch. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04160
Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); Cultural Ohio--Art and Artists; Architecture--Ohio; Cityscapes; Ohio State University--History; Leveque Tower (Columbus, Ohio)
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)