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BODMER & MILLET'S DEPICTION OF SIMON KENTON
Our gallery strikes a unique balance between history and fine art, depicting our rich heritage and beautiful countryside as interpreted by a remarkable group of painters, watercolorists, and craftsmen.
The paintings in our gallery are the work of acclaimed artists ranging from the Irish master William Craig to Maysville’s own Aaron Corwine, a brilliant portrait painter whose career was cut tragically short by tuberculosis. Of course, Kentucky’s most famous artist, Paul Sawyier, is represented, and the collection includes several of his watercolors.
The gallery contains some surprises, too, including primitive oils from the brush of Mason County native Mary Bruce Sharon, a Kentucky "Grandma Moses" with family ties to Mason County, and a lithograph by the legendary French artist Jean Francois Millet and the Swiss engraver of America Indian portraits, Karl Bodmer.
In addition to these artworks, you’ll also find a rare collection of furniture and furnishings that highlight the contributions our region has made to the world’s store of beautiful things.