- Buyers, Sellers, & Appraisers of Early Indiana Art located in Bloomington, Indiana

Home About Services Artists Wanted Inventory Educational Contact buys, sells, and appraises American and European art with a strong emphasis on the art of Indiana.  We specialize in artists  who were involved in the Brown County artist colony, Richmond School, the Hoosier Group, the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Dunes, and other historical Indiana art associations.  Some important artists from these groups include Louis Oscar Griffith, Adolph Shulz, Ada Shulz, Glen Cooper Henshaw, George Herbert Baker, John Elwood Bundy, Maude Eggemeyer, T.C. Steele, Otto Stark, William Forsyth, and Frank Virgil Dudley.  Many of these artists studied in Europe under Impressionist masters and intentionally chose to return to Indiana to paint its landscapes and people.  We believe Indiana's art heritage is something of which to be proud.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have an interest in collecting Indiana art or questions about Indiana's art heritage. 

We are located in Bloomington, Indiana and are available by appointment to show you our inventory, appraise, or look at a work that you might like to sell.  We can also travel to you when necessary or meet in Nashville, Indiana at the Brown County Antique Mall.  

Our Staff

Chris Powers, Owner  Chris first learned about early Indiana art in 1995 when his family moved to Nashville, Indiana and purchased the Brown County Antique Mall.  “When I was home from college, I would visit the Brown County Art Gallery, Brown County Art Guild, and local galleries, seeing and learning as much about early Indiana artists as I could.  I didn’t have any money then to buy art, but I did a lot of dreaming.  I’d spend my summers and vacations working at the antique mall, reading about antiques and art, helping customers, and trying to spot bargains.”  After studying in Europe, and working for a year in St. Petersburg, Russia as a business professor, Chris returned to Southern Indiana to attend Indiana University and get more involved in the antiques business.  “I enjoyed antiques, especially pottery and items from Russia, but what I really wanted to be was an art dealer.”  Eventually, the largest part of his business became art sales.  That was when he decided to start  Today he is on the Board of Directors of the Brown County Art Gallery and the Brown County Antique Mall.  

Brigitta Powers, Marketing Brigitta was previously the Advertising and Exhibits manager at Indiana University Press.  Brigitta grew up in Germany and speaks German and English as first languages.  She enjoys traveling, studying foreign languages, and is a voracious reader.  Her favorite artists include Pieter Claesz, the Pre-Raphaelites, and John Elwood Bundy.

John Horseman, Advisor John is the President of J.M. Horseman Group, LLC.  He consults us on marketing and business practices. John resides in Chesterfield, Missouri where he enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid art collector, with tastes ranging from portraiture to post-modern. 

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, near Brown County.

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