Ramsey County History Magazine: Volume 12-2 Special 1976

Ramsey County History magazine offers a wide variety of articles on the people, places and history of Ramsey County.

Volume 12

Volume 12, Number 2 (Special Edition): 1976

Minnesota Art and Artists: A Pictorial History, 1820–1914
Author: Rena Neumann Coen
Excerpts from the author’s book, Painting and Sculpture in Minnesota (1976), which was a Bicentennial project, along with an exhibit at the University of Minnesota Gallery. Nineteenth-century American artists, such as Seth Eastman and George Catlin, memorialized Native American life and local flora and fauna. Later nineteenth century American artists toured the Upper Mississippi to illustrate Minnesota scenery. Local primitives rendered pictures of weather and landmarks. Although only one local painter, Douglas Volk, contributed art to the Minnesota Capitol, Alexis Jean Fournier, who had an art education in France, returned to St. Paul to paint vivid depictions of Fort Snelling and Galtier’s Chapel of St. Paul.
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