1994 copy of Ruben's "Young Girl," Oil on panel, 20" x 16"  $2,600 
1994 copy of Gauguin's "Two Women," Oil on canvas, 40" x 30"  $5,500 
1986 copy of Rembrandt's "Self Portrait," Oil on Masonite, 14" x 11"  $1,600 
1986 copy of van der Weyden's "Lady," Oil on Masonite, 14" x 11"  $1,600 
1989 copy of Renoir's "Young Girl  with Daisies," Oil on canvas, 20" x 16"  $2,600 
 As noted on the "Realistic paintings" page, Musselman included copying paintings as part of his training; another early example of a copied work is shown to the left, done when he was 16 years old.   A few years later, at age 20, he tackled a well-known Grant Wood painting, shown below left. This painting hung in his parents-in-law's house for decades and seemed to the grandchildren as part of the house.  The painting has since been purchased by a collector in California.  It wasn't until 1985 that he again painted a copy of another artist's work; his art dealers were asking for copies of masters and he obliged.  The first of the new batch was Van Gogh's "Cornfield" (also now in a Californian's collection) and he responded with over a dozen others between 1986 and 1994.  These, of course, weren't to develop skills, but to demonstrate his remarkable skills in some challenging and varied formats.

Copies of Masters

1994 copy of Rubens' "Daughters of Leucippus" Oil on canvas, 44" x 42"  $10,500 
1938 copy of Feininger's "Torturm III" Oil on canvas board, 20" x 16"  $12,500 
1994 copy of Boucher's "Odalesque Brune," Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"  $3,500 
1994 copy of Gauguin's "Spirit Watching," Oil on canvas, 30" x 36"  $5,000 
1989 copy of Renoir's "La Loge," Oil on canvas, 30" x 24"  $5,500 
Paintings available from the
Darwin and Ethel Musselman Exemption Trust