Color image of "Rainy Evening on Hennepin Avenue," c.1902, Oil on canvas painting by Robert Koehler.

"Rainy Evening on Hennepin Avenue"

"Rainy Evening on Hennepin Avenue," c.1902, Oil on canvas painting by Robert Koehler.

"The Socialist," 1885. Etching on paper by Robert Koehler.

"The Socialist"

"The Socialist," 1885. Etching on paper by Robert Koehler.

Koehler, Robert (1850–1917)

Robert Koehler was a German-born American painter, educator, and arts organizer known for his pivotal role in the development of arts exhibitions and arts education in Minnesota. He was the director of the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts from 1893 to 1914 and was a central figure in the founding of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Color image of a bust of Frank Boyd in St. Paul’s Frank Boyd Park, 2016.

Bust of Frank Boyd in St. Paul’s Frank Boyd Park

Bust of Frank Boyd in St. Paul’s Frank Boyd Park, 2016. Photographed by Paul Nelson.

Black and white publicity photograph of Hilda Simms, c.1955.

Publicity photograph of Hilda Simms

A publicity photograph of Hilda Simms, c.1955.

Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms surrounded by her mother, several of her siblings, and nephews, c.1955.

Hilda Simms with her family

Hilda Simms surrounded by her mother, several of her siblings, and nephews, c.1955.

Black and white promotional photograph of Hilda Simms for the film Black Widow, 1954.

Hilda Simms promotional photograph for Black Widow

A promotional photograph of Hilda Simms for the film Black Widow, 1954.

Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms (right) posed with one of her younger sisters, Laura, c.1955.

Hilda Simms and a younger sister

Hilda Simms (right) posed with one of her younger sisters, Laura, c.1955.

Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms with her mother, Lydia Moses during a photo shoot for Life Magazine, c.1950.

Hilda Simms with her mother, Lydia Moses

Hilda Simms with her mother, Lydia Moses, during a photo shoot for Life Magazine, c.1950.

Black and white photograph of Hilda Simms (left) posed for a promotional photo for Life Magazine, c.1945.

Hilda Simms at a promotional event

Hilda Simms (left) posed for a promotional photo for Life Magazine, ca.1945.

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