Wednesday, July 4, 2018

MinnieMinnie Holsinger, The Farmer's Wife 41, Gustav Krollman, Country Gentleman Magazine

This is blog #41 of my on-going series sharing pages from the scrap book of Minnie Holsinger, which she compiled in the 30s and 40s while she and Grandpa Charlie were saving to buy a farm. sez: “Gustav Krollman 1888-1962; Born in Vienna, Austria, Gustav Krollman settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he became a teacher at the Minneapolis School of Art from 1931. He was known for magazine illustration, portraits, and murals in home and public buildings.”

“He received his art training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and in 1923, immigrated to the United States. In the late 1920s, he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad as an artist for their poster campaign to attract painters to scenic places along the route. As a part of this project, he visited Yellowstone National Park, and his series of the Old Faithful geyser have also been sold at a Yellowstone gift shop in Haynes.” 

This unidentified cover of Country Gentleman Magazine is entitled (on “Family on horseback ride in mountainous setting.” I’m posting both my scan of Grandma Minnie’s clipping and the image posted on to demonstrate how different photographic techniques can change artwork.

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