Paul Hadley watercolors
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- circa 1900-1971
- Hadley, Paul, 1880-1971 (Person)
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From 1903-1904, Hadley took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After working at a Chicago firm where he specialized in interior design, Hadley returned to Indiana around 1912 and continued to design and create art. In 1917, the Indiana legislature officially adopted Hadley's submission for the Indiana state flag. His blue and gold design features a flaming torch, symbolizing liberty and enlightenment, and nineteen stars.
During the 1920s, Hadley became well-known for his watercolor landscapes. In 1922, Hadley joined the John Herron Art Institute as an instructor of interior design and later, in 1929, of watercolor. Hadley was eventually transferred to the Institute's museum where he served as an assistant curator from 1932-1936.
Hadley was a member of the Portfolio Club and was involved in the Indiana Artists Club's exhibitions and events. During his lifetime, his works were exhibited at the Herron's Art Gallery, Chicago's World Fair, Indiana State Fair, H. Lieber Gallery, and Mary Q. Burnett gallery of the Women's Department Club.
Paul Hadley died on January 31, 1971 in Richmond, Indiana. He was cremated and placed at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Perry, Rachel Berenson. “Paul Hadley and the Indiana Flag.” Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 15, no. 1 (Winter 2003): 20-29.
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