George Morrison, one of Minnesota’s most important artists, is best known for his landscape paintings and wood collages. He drew inspiration from nature, combining impressionism with expressionism, cubism, and surrealism to develop a uniquely textured style. He referred to himself as a formalist in his approach to art.
Two bookseller marks or book trade labels from the Kilmarnock Bookstore. The marks were usually stuck on the inside back cover of a book. Traditionally, they were a subtle way to advertise the store. Photographed by Patrick Coleman, 2015.
The Kilmarnock Bookstore in downtown St. Paul brought writers and artists together at the dawn of the Jazz Age and helped inspire some of the best work of their careers. Nearly a hundred years later, the Twin Cities are considered among the most literary cities in the United States.
Seth Eastman, c.1860. Seth Eastman was assigned to Fort Snelling in 1830. From 1833 to 1840 he was the fort commandant. Eastman was also an accomplished artist. Many of his paintings offer views of Fort Snelling, and American Indian life during the Expansionist Era.