||Scene painting by Lavern Kammerude, 1987
Lavern Kammerude of Blanchardville, Wisconsin titled this painting Dinner for the Threshing Crew. Kammerude liked to draw at a young age; horses were a favorite subject. He began painting in the early 1960s and found that many people were interested in his detailed scene paintings of a bygone era, so he started selling his works in the 1970s. Viewers responded warmly to the folksy scenes of rural farms, schools, churches, and countryside. They identified with the subject matter even though the way of life Kammerude portrayed was disappearing by the time he set brush to board.