walter marshall clute

Wife reading to daughter. Walter Marshall Clute (American, 1870-1915).

There is a staggeringly beautiful painting done by Clute at the Union League Club. It depicts his wife and daughter at their home in Park Ridge; the mother is reading to the girl.

Clute was one of the earliest members of the Palette and Chisel Club in Chicago–president of the club, in fact, for two years before 1900–and he painted and drew like a dream.