FOCUS ON: Robert Koehler (1850-1917) graphite drawing

Robert Koehler (1850-1917), “The Forge,” 1881, graphite drawing.  Koehler was born in Hamburg, Germany and moved with his family to Milwaukee in 1854. He studied fine art at the Royal Academy in Munich. In 1893 Koehler became the director of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Price:  $1,200

JUST IN: Kristof Slanina vase

Kristof Slanina vase, 15" tall. The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) collection includes a trunk, a tray and two bowls painted by Kristof Slanina, in addition to a photograph of the local artist at work during the time he was employed by the Works Progress Administration in St. Paul. MNHS records include an obituary for Slanina which indicates that he was born in Hungary circa 1899 and died in St. Paul in 1978. Price: $380