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By Leo J. Harris

Before the Museums got here: A Social historical past of the fantastic Arts within the dual towns offers an enticing portrayal of the advantageous arts scene of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota within the usa, spanning from the looks of the earliest artists in 1835 to the hole of the 1st everlasting museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1915.

Readers will know about the associations and businesses that have been created in help of the high-quality arts, the early artwork exhibitions and occasions, and the creditors, purchasers and artists whose efforts made all of that come to fruition. The textual content enriched and supplemented by way of reproductions of works of art, images of assorted personages, exhibition venues, studios, artwork galleries, catalogues, and ephemera provides a transparent figuring out of the interval and breaks new flooring for destiny students to research.

Leo John Harris had pursued 3 various careers sooner than retiring to persist with another vocation, this time as a author. He served within the U.S. division of nation and international provider; he used to be a world legal professional; and he based a distinct segment publishing apartment dedicated to books at the arts, historical past, and popularculture. In his retirement he has written articles and books on philately, the humanities and neighborhood historical past, and this ardour has now led to a well-researched and richly illustrated publication.


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8 Panel from Dakota Conflict, by Anton Gag, and his partners Christian Heller and Alexander Schwendinger. Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society. A number of early panoramas were painted showing scenes along the Mississippi river. Most of these are now gone, but one, owned by the St. Louis Art Museum, was shown in “The River: Images of the Mississippi” exhibition at the Walker Art Center in 1976. 55 William Dabelstein (1884-1970), a St. Paul artist, is best known for his Trappers Peak, a 1914 mural of Montana mountains painted on canvas.

Each of these collectors had his own particular background: education, culture, religion, travel, and family interests. It would not be productive to delve further than this. These collectors mainly purchased from New York dealers, often selecting works that had been awarded prizes in the French salons. While Walker and Hill certainly set the standard, there were also different avenues and influences to guide the other local collectors, as the following chapters demonstrate. 59 Chapter 7 Before the Museums Came: A Social History of The Fine Arts in the Twin Cities Chapter 8 Art Exhibitions – Minneapolis In addition to the private art collections formed by Messrs Hill and Walker, the annual State Fair art competitions, and the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition Art Gallery, all of which were open to the public, there were private clubs as well as libraries which, from time to time, owned or displayed works of art.

Took on the task of dividing the art collection among the heirs. 114 In this manner the remaining paintings in Hill’s collection, 83 pieces in all, passed to his descendants and they, in turn, were very generous in donating various works to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. By 1973 twenty-two works of art, including ones by Courbet, Delacroix, and Corot, had been donated by Hill family members. Two of these paintings, donated by Jerome Hill, had hung in the 1838 Salon, and could not have been more different.

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