With Minneapolis now being the center of the art world, its good to look at artists in Minnesota’s past that helped build our current art scene.
Robert Koehler is a serious figure in the development of the arts in Minnesota. Koehler was the director of the Minneapolis School of Art (the Minneapolis College of Art and Design) in 1893, and he also assisted in the establishment of the Minneapolis Museum of Fine Art (the Minneapolis Institute of Arts). Koehler was an integral part of training artists and creating a local appreciation of art in Minnesota.
These painting are on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
“Head of a Woman”
1881, oil on canvas
1902, oil on canvas
“Portrait of Robert Koehler”
1910, oil on canvas
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