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Noted Indiana artist's collection set for sale April 3-4

The personal furnishings and many pieces of original artwork of revered Indiana artist Ida Gordon will be presented April 3-4 during a sale hosted by Aesther Estate Sales Co.

NASHVILLE, Ind. — An estate sale featuring many furnishings and artwork of esteemed Midwestern artist Ida Gordon is being offered April 3-4 in Nashville, Ind.

Ida Gordon art

An example of the work by Ida Gordon, available during the April 3-4 estate sale. (All photos courtesy Aesther Estate Sales Co.)

The sale, being presented by Aesther Estate Sales Co., will take place at Gordon's personal residence and studio, where she has created artwork that has sold for as much as $25,000.

“I paint for myself. I don’t paint for the money…I like for painting to be painterly, to give expression to the feelings for which we have no words. Each painting is an experience which the viewer must share if the painting is to be meaningful..,” Gordon once said.

There are dozens of her works throughout the home - placed behind furniture pieces, stuck in the basement rafters, literally everywhere. Other selections include vintage and antique furniture, antiques and collectibles, tools, kitchen items and much more. More than a thousand items are included in the sale.

Ida Gordon was born in Windfall, Indiana in 1903 and lived in Kokomo for 41 years. She was educated at Indiana University and studied portraiture in New York and Paris at the American Academy. She would go on to spend the next 20 years in Brown County, Ind., during which time she painted more than 1,000 canvases, averaging 150 per year. She and her husband purchased and renovated the former cabin of artist Adolf Shulz.

Gordon’s style is impressionistic and her paintings are said to convey feelings of enjoyment by choices in color, light source, and composition arrangement. She was most well- known for her floral still lifes, many of which were painted from arrangements of flowers that her husband grew at their home. Additionally, she also painted landscapes, sea- scapes, and noteworthy portraiture. The artist received further recognition for her well-lit scenes done in the manner of Monet, one of her favorite artists.

For more information about this estate sale, visit, email or call 800-965-2707.

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