The DAC Foundation is pleased to announce another painting by Dixie Art Colony artist Richard Brough has been added to the collection. The painting is unique for several reasons. This Alabama landscape was commissioned by the Ford Motor Company for inclusion in the July 1963 edition of their magazine "Ford Times." It was also once held in the collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The magazine was a monthly publication produced by Ford Motor Company. The first issue was published in 1908 and published monthly until 1917 after the US entered World War I. After a long hiatus, the magazine resummed publication in 1943. Our research indicates that Brough painted more than 200 illustrations for the magazine. The Foundation has 19 issues of "Ford Times" in the DAC Foundation Archives, each with one or more illustrations by Brough.
We are excited to bring this painting by a long-term Alabama artist and educator, Richard Brough, back home to Alabama.
Richard Burrell Brough, Picnic Area at Muscle Shoals, 1963, 17 x 22 inches; RBB-2021.AW.0001
Shown is the July, 1963 issue of "Ford Times" magazine showing theRichard Brough painting.
Shown are labels found on the reverse side of the painting from both Ford Motor Company and the Haggerty Museum of Art.
Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Montgomery Advertiser, Ford Times, University of Alabama Special Collection, DAC Foundation Archives.
Dixie Art Colony Foundation, Wetumpka, Alabama