Old Capitol

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Old Capitol, acrylic, pencil, and ink on board, 34" x 41", 2004

An Iowan since 1972, Suzanne B. Aunan is a self-taught artist who has enjoyed painting as far back as she can remember.  She was born in New York City and grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York.  Suzanne attended the University of Iowa, majoring in Medical Technology, and later graduated from the Physician Assistant Program.  She worked as a P.A. at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, then as a full-time mother of four.  Now with all four children in school, she is enjoying a career as an artist.

Suzanne paints detailed compositions using acrylic, gouache, and watercolors, sometimes adding pencil or ink pen. Her work has been purchased by collectors world-wide.

About the artwork, Suzanne writes: "The Old Capitol is the center of life and activity at the University of Iowa.Ê Built in 1840, it acted as the State of Iowa capital until Iowa's government was moved to Des Moines in 1857, and the Old Capitol was given to the University of Iowa.Ê Built of Devonian limestone quarried from the Iowa River in North Liberty, along with native Iowa oak, the Old Capitol is also a beautiful monument." In this painting, Suzanne has shown the annual Easter egg hunt, dogs and their friends playing Frisbee, a proud family taking a photograph with their new Iowa graduate, picnickers, students heading to class, joggers, tuba players representing the annual December outdoor tuba concert, and the artist herself with her husband, Tom, sitting on the steps on their first date.

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