May 25, 2018

Louise Van Cleve Strong

Louise Van Cleve Strong


Barney Taxel

(American, b. 1949)

Archival pigment print (printed 2015)

Image: 48.9 x 38.1 cm (19 1/4 x 15 in.); Paper: 55.8 x 43.2 cm (21 15/16 x 17 in.)

Gift of the Artist 2017.137



This altar-like crypt, reminiscent of a ruined fragment of a Gothic church, is the resting place of Louise Van Cleve (1872–1920) in Cleveland’s Lake View Cemetery. Little is known about her, but her husband, Charles H. Strong, was an eminent merchant from an old Cleveland family. Years after her death, he remarried and is buried elsewhere.

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