"Patchy Fog"
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

"Patchy Fog"

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Offset lithograph printed on acid free paper, by John Bell Jr. (1937-2013)

22 x 28"

“As a child I was shown how to draw stick figures to keep me entertained while my mother went about her chores. This sparked a fascination with the arts that has lasted throughout my lifetime and taken me through several professional careers: illustrator, product designer and fabric designer to name a few.

Although I have visited our country from coast to coast, I was born and raised in Arkansas. I have a keen appreciation for the beauty of our state and the character of her people; and as a result, most of my paintings consist of AR scenery and turn of the century AR cityscapes. Old postcards, early photographs and on-site photography are part of the research into each composition. All of these elements are combined to capture a moment in time that you can almost remember, even though you may have never been there.”

The Department of Arkansas Heritage, quote by John Bell Jr.

The Joseph Knoble Brewery is a historic beer brewery building at North 3rd and "E" Streets. Built in the early 1850s, it is a three story stone building, with an extension beside that originally housed a large beer vault. The main beer production facility was on the third floor, and the first floor originally housed a tavern. The area next to the main building where the vault was located was eventually filled in, with a beer garden built on top of it. It is the only known surviving example of a mid-19th century brewery in the state.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.                        

- Courtesy of National Park Service – National Register Information System