ROB O’DELL 1938 – 2017
Born in Decatur, Illinois.
Education: American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he received his formal training and was introduced to watercolor by Irving Shapiro.
Then a Commercial Art career in Chicago before moving to a farm in Indiana to be surrounded by his subject matter. After nearly fifty years there, he now spends much of the year in Bonita Springs, Florida. He has two daughters and five grandchildren.
Sagamore of the Wabash (1995)
Watercolor Society of Indiana
Indiana Artists Club
Brown County Art Guild
Indianapolis Art Center
Crawfordsville Art League
Indiana Federation of Art Clubs
Madison Art Club
Private Collections world-wide include:Indiana University, University of Illinois, Purdue University, Indiana State University, Wabash College, University of Evansville, Rose-Hulman University, MacMurray College, Park-Tudor Academy, Brebeuf High School, Indiana State Museum, Greater Lafayette Art Museum, Sheldon Swope Gallery, St. Meinrad Archabbey, Tri-Kappa Premanent Collection.
Corporate Collections include: Indiana Bell; Illinois Bell; WISH-TV; Borg-Warner; A.E. Staley; Archer-Daniels Midland; Yellow Freight; Mayflower Moving, Nipon Corn Starch (Japan), Plough, Inc., Eli Lilly, Stokely Van Camp, Dickey-John, AUL Insurance, National Geographic; Churchill Downs Racetrack; Bank One; Elston Bank; Boehringer Mannheim; Crawfordsville Journal-Review; Indianapolis News; Simon Properties; JBS United; Terre Haute First National Bank; First National Bank of Decatur, IL; Citizens National Bank; American Fletcher National Bank; Tri-County Bank, Crawfordsville; Ladoga Library; Roachdale Library; Crawfordsville Library.