Kevin's Art Collection
copyright Kevin Daniel 2007-16

    I like a lot of different styles of painting. I have had an active interest in art for the past few years, and my tastes are still evolving as I learn and live with my growing collection. I do not collect as an investment but for the fun of it and to feed my enjoyment for doing research and learning. Here are some of my favorites. By the way, I am NOT the wildlife artist of the same name.





Ohio Artists









"Freighter loading, Toledo docks", Amy
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"Freighter loading, Toledo docks", Amy Kimpton, 9" x 12", pastel, 1937



    Amy Lillian Kimpton was born on 1 March 1890 in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan, a daughter of Robert and Anna S. Kimpton. Anna was Robert's second wife and mother of his younger children, including Amy. They married about 1885 in Michigan. Robert's first wife, Lucy, died in Holland on 4 August 1881. Robert and both wives were English immigrants. Robert was employed as a railroad car repairer in Holland during the 1880, 1900 and 1910 censuses and retired there in the 1920 and 1930 censuses. Several of Kimpton's daughters were teachers. 



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Amy Kimpton, 1951



    Amy Kimpton was employed as a teacher during the 1910 census of Holland, Michigan. She has not been located in the 1920 census. Amy and sister Eva were living at 132 Rosiland Pl., Toledo, Ohio, employed as teachers in 1923, according to the Toledo City Directory. She was alone at the same address in 1925 and living with her family in Muskegon, Michigan in 1926 employed as a teacher, according that city's directory. Amy was living in a dormitory on 116th Street, Manhattan District, New York City during the 1930 census. Kimpton is listed in the 1929/1930 Columbia University student directory.


Amy Kimpto, 1940 yearbook
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Amy Kimpton, 1940


    According to various Thomas A. DeVilbiss High School yearbooks Kimpton attended Toledo University, Michigan State Normal College, Columbia University and the New York Art Students League and the Summer School of Painting at Saugatuck, Michigan. These biographies also indicated she was a member of the Commercial Art Guild and had exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio Watercolor Show and Scarab Club. Kimpton had a B.A. from Toledo University and her M.A. was from Columbia University. She was member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Michigan Watercolor Society, Ohio Art Education Association, Western Arts Association and National Arts Association. It was also noted that she was a documentary film art director.
    According to the 1933 Bulletin of the Toledo Naturalists Association, Amy Kimpton was a director in the art department at DeVilbiss High School in Toledo. Kimpton exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1935 and participated in the Great Lakes Exhibition at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy in 1938. She is mentioned in Art Magazine, Volume 13, in 1938. She won a first prize for an oil painting at a competition in 1947.
    An article regarding Miss Kimpton's work as an artist appeared in the Toledo Blade on 8 October 1948:

Amy Kimpton Works Displayed at Museum

Amy Kimpton is one Toledo painter who can be counted on to show more modern work with every show. Several oils that hang in her October exhibit at the Museum of Art are entitled "Symphony", an apt description of form and color in arrangement that has no counterpart in nature. Non-representational, or non-objective, if one wants to be technical

This is the first one man-show Miss Kimpton has had at the Museum since 1941, a period during which she has exhibited elsewhere and won competitions. In 1946, her first prize painting in the Ohio Valley Oil and Watercolor Show was purchased by Ohio State University.

Several other paintings by Miss Kimpton show definite growth in abstract style, such as "Thompson's Cave" and "Carnival".

Others satisfy the eye that want a painting to be recognizable as a picture. Her "Lake Erie" is one that never can be mistaken for "Lake Michigan".  (Just as Eliot O'Hara's "Lake Michigan" would never be mistaken for Erie.)

About 20 paintings comprise the exhibit, oil, watercolor and gouache. Most of them have been painted in the last year.

    Kimpton is listed in Mallett's Index of Artists and Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide.



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Amy Kimpton signature

Amy Kimpton signature


    Amy L. Kimpton died on 27 April 1963 in Toledo, Ohio. Her obituary appeared in the Toledo Blade on 29 April 1963:


Amy Kimpton - Retired Art Teacher at DeVilbiss High

Amy L. Kimpton, 1757 Wellesley Dr., retired DeVilbiss High School art instructor, died Saturday of a stroke in a Holt, Mich., nursing home.

A native of Holland, Mich., she spent most of her life in Toledo, also teaching at Stickney and Robinson Schools and Woodward High School before her retirement in 1960.

Miss Kimpton received a master's degree from Columbia University and studied at the Art Students League in New York and also in Italy and Mexico.

For many years she was a prize-winning exhibitor in art shows, winning the Roulet medal here in 1942 and first prize in water color in 1946 in the Ohio Valley show. This painting became part of Ohio University's permanent collection. She also had three shows at the Toledo Museum of Art.

She was a member of the national and Ohio retired teachers associations, the Toledo Teachers Association and the Toledo Artists Club.

Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Edith Coyer and Mrs. Ann Vandevere, both of Vermontville, Mich., and Mrs. Laura Edwards, Lansing, Mich. and brothers, Robert, Miles City, Mich.; Edgar, Muskegon Heights, Mich.; William, Detroit, and Charles, Ann Arbor.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. in the Gorsline-Runciman Mortuary, Lansing, with burial in Spring Lake, Mich. The family requests that any tributes be in the form of contributions to the scholarship fund of Art Interests, Inc.


















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                Eileen Tomlinson

unnamed, Eileen Tomlinson, 15" x 10" x 1.5", acrylic on maple wood



    Eileen Tomlinson was born on 22 March 1917 in Cincinnati, OH, a daughter of Jacob Sheldon and Antonetta Welage Tomlinson. Jacob's occupation in the 1920 census of Cincinnati was "Student, Federal Board". Eileen attended the University of Dayton where she received a degree in education. She received a masters in art from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. She became an art professor at the Athenaeum in Cincinnati for nine years and, at the same time, taught at Regina High School. She later became "artist in residence" at Salem Heights. She moved to San Luis Rey, CA in 1968 and taught art at the San Luis Rey Academy until 1977. She became a nun about 1937. She worked in oils, watercolors, calligraphy, sculpture, woodcarving and ceramics. She also worked with arts and crafts.

    Eileen Tomlinson's obituary appeared in the North County Times, a San Diego and Riverside County newspaper, on 10 June 2010:


Sister Eileen
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Sister Eileen Tomlinson, C.PP.S. OCEANSIDE -- A talented artist/writer passed in the death of Sister Eileen Tomlinson - a Sister of the Precious Blood - on May 10, 2010 at age 92. She received a BA from University of Dayton and MA from the Catholic University of America in D.C. In 1944, Eileen was an art professor at the Athenaeum, Teachers' College, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Regina High School, Cincinnati. She then became "artist in residence" at Salem Heights, our Motherhouse. She was a teacher of Art at San Luis Rey Academy from 1968 to 1977 and MSLR Parish until 1997. She then returned to the Retirement Center of the Sisters of the Precious Blood in Dayton, Ohio. Here until a few weeks before her death, Eileen continued producing many works of art. Sister Eileen was a gentle woman, gifted, caring, prayerful, contemplative, a mystic, and always available. She will be missed. A Memorial Mass for Sister Eileen will be at Mission San Luis Rey Parish Chapel, 4070 Mission Ave., Oceanside, on Saturday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Reception follows.


















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                Wray Manning

unnamed, Wray Manning, 22" x 30", oil on masonite


    Robert Wray Manning was born 13 September 1896 in London, Ohio and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He was a painter and illustrator. Manning received a four year scholarship to the Columbus Art School and three years of scholarships to the School of Fine Arts in New York. He studied with Robert Henri, Walt Kuhn, and Kenneth Hayes Miller. Manning served in WWI in a machine gun company in France. While serving in France, he continued to draw and some of his drawings were reproduced in Cleveland newspapers. After the war he returned to Cleveland, taught dramatics and married a fellow drama instructor. Manning later started a commercial art agency, Manning Studios. The Mannings had a home in Sarasota, Florida where Wray had a studio by 1962. At this studio Manning created twenty four oil paintings used in the Heritage Press edition of George Eliot's Mill on the Floss. Manning received a copyright for these illustrations. Manning also illustrated other books for Heritage Press.
    He is listed in Who Was Who in American Art (1962), Who Was Who in American Art by Falk, Davenports Art Reference and Price Guide, Mallett's Index of Artists, and Cleveland: the making of a city by Rose.  Manning exhibited widely including at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Cleveland Art Museum and Carnegie Institute. It seems likely that Manning was a member of the Cleveland Art Club at some point as some of his work was reproduced in the monthly magazine of that organization.













Otto Beck
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unnamed, Otto Beck, 22" x 28", oil


    Otto Walter Beck was born on 11 March 1864 in Dayton, Ohio, a son of Charles and Louise Schnicke Beck.







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Katherine
                King Pflager

"Glaize Creek Winter", Katherine King Pflager, 14.5" x 21", watercolor



    Katherine King Pflager was born 2 December 1907 in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of three daughters of Walter Ephraim and Emily D. King. Walter King was a wealthy businessman in Cincinnati. He was involved in the plumbing business in 1910, 1920, and 1930. He had his own company, The Walter E. King Company, by 1916.  Katherine attended Wellesley College. A Katherine M. King attended the Art Institute of Chicago and was a member of the Chicago Art Students League. Katherine King Pflager received her social security account number before 1951, while living in Illinois, so it is possible she could be the same Katherine King, though Falk reports that Katherine M. King was born in Russellville, Arkansas. Katherine married Henry Barber Pflager about 1968 in St. Louis, MO. His first wife was Dorothy Holloway Pflager, a listed artist and friend of Katherine. Henry B. Pflager was president of the Saint Louis Art Museum and a prominent benefactor of that organization. There are numerous records of the activities of Henry and Dorothy, and later Henry and Katherine's, in support of the museum. Henry died in 1972. I do not know the extent of Katherine's work as an artist. I have seen one other example of her work. I submitted a research request to the Saint Louis Art Museum, but have not received a response.




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    There is label on the back of the painting that gives the title. Glaize Creek is in the vicinity of St. Louis. I do not know how long Katherine lived in St. Louis. The son of Henry B. Pflager told me that Katherine moved back to Cincinnati after his father's death, but the Social Security Death Index reports that her last residence was in St. Louis. This painting came from a Cincinnati estate sale in 2009. Both of Katherine's sisters passed away in the 1980s. I have found no record of a marriage for Katherine prior to her marriage to Henry Pflager. Her sister Elizabeth did not marry, but her sister Winnifred marred John J. Lurhman in 1934, so it is possible that this painting came from the estate of one of Winnifred's children.
    Katherine died in August 1977 in Saint Louis, MO. Her sisters, Winnifred King Lurhman and Elizabeth King, made donations in her memory to the Saint Louis Art Museum.



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unnamed, Sanford Brooks, 9.75" x 13.75", watercolor

    Sanford Mitchell "Samp" Brooks was born in 3 August 1915 in Wyoming, Hamilton County, Ohio a son of Leroy Jr. and Florence M. Brooks. Leroy Brooks Jr. worked as an executive at a steel plant and was a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy. Sanford attended Yale University where he graduated with a degree in architecture in 1939. After graduation, he worked for Tool Steel Gear and Pinion Company of Cincinnati where he became Executive Vice President in 1941 and President in 1961. He was a very prominent citizen of Cincinnati and a leading member of numerous professional, civic, and cultural organizations, including the Cincinnati Art Museum. His biography appears in History of Southwestern Ohio, the Miami Valleys by William Ernest Smith. He married Florence "Ginny" Hunsberger on 12 June 1936. She shared his interest in watercolors and the two often went on painting trips together. She was a member of the American Watercolor Society.
    Brooks took up watercolor painting as a hobby in the 1950s. He studied with J. Philip Olmes in Cincinnati, Laurence Sisson at Boothbay Harbor, and Edgar Whitney in Maine. He exhibited widely and sold his work, which was widely held in private and corporate collections during his lifetime. Brooks eventually taught art classes at local high schools, Wilmington College, Cincinnati Art Academy, and the Men's Art Club. He and his wife are featured in a book by Edgar Whitney, Learn Watercolor the Edgar Whitney Way. Brooks was also asked by Whitney to demonstrate techniques to his art classes. Sanford Brooks is not listed in any of the common art reference books, though I did find one record of an auction of one of his watercolors.


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Brooks' photo from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce web site.


    He is mentioned in American Artist (1962). He received the "Great Living Cincinnatians" award in 1991. Brooks was a member of the Cincinnati Art Club, the American Watercolor Society, and the Ohio Watercolor Society. This painting bears his "AWS" designation.
    Sanford M. Brooks died on 14 August 1994 in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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"Napa River", Dee Bottorff, 11" x 14", oil

    Dee Bottorff is a professional illustrator, artist, and art teacher with thirty years of experience from Columbus, Ohio. She earned a BFA in art from Miami University. She paints in acrylics, watercolors, and oils and also draws and works in mixed medias. She sells her paintings on ebay and from her web site. Shown above is one of her plein aire oils from my collection. This one was done on the Napa River near Calistoga, California.







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unnamed, Walter Layman, 9.75" x 16", watercolor

    Walter Layman was born on 22 May 1871 in Covington, Kentucky and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of John W. and Hannah Layman. He was a painter, illustrator, designer, and photographer. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, Art Student League of New York, and the American Art Association in Paris. Mr. Layman married Mary Dean about 1901. I was lucky enough to locate his granddaughter, Nancy Hoffman, who shared her knowledge of him with me. I found Mr. Layman in census records in Cincinnati in 1880, Chicago in 1900, St. Louis in 1910, and New Orleans in 1920. I also found emigration records that show Mr. Layman entering the United States at various times from Canada and Cuba, and with ports of embarkation including Southampton and Liverpool, England and Havana, Cuba. One record shows Mr. Layman as a resident of Santa Fe Isle of Pines, Cuba. I was not sure that I had the right man until Ms. Hoffman confirmed that her grandfather was a real rover, often leaving his wife and child and traveling to Europe and even to Pakistan. One of his favorite subjects was Native Americans, who he captured using photography and watercolors. His photographs appeared in National Geographic magazine. The family holds many of his paintings, photographs, and writings.
    He is mentioned in Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900: A Biographical Dictionary by Haverstock, Who Was Who in American Art by Falk, American Art Annual (various years), Mallett's Index of Artists, and Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide.
    According to his granddaughter, Mr. Layman died in the 1930s in Portland, Oregon.

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unnamed, Emma Lane Payne, 11.25" x 15.25", gouache

    Mrs. Emma Leone Lane (Payne) was a Cuyahoga County, Ohio artist who was born in Oct 1857 in Canada and died in Euclid, Ohio on 10 January 1943. Her original training as a crayon artist was undertaken in the drafting room of her architect brother, Samuel W. Lane. She attended the Western Reserve School of Design for Women in Cleveland, which later became the Cleveland School of Art. Emma shared a studio in Cleveland City Hall in the 1890s with fellow Cleveland artists Arabella Copeland and Elizabeth B. Black, where she developed an interest in watercolors and illustrations. She studied watercolor art at the Cleveland School of Art under prominent artist Frederick Carl Gottwald starting in 1897, and at some point, studied under New York artist Leonard Ochtman. She seems to have been a life long student of painting and took classes at the Cleveland School of Art in 1907 and 1908 and studied at the Cleveland Art Club for many years.

    Emma exhibited her work at the Cleveland Watercolor Society, the Cleveland Art Club, and Women's Art Club of Cleveland. She later showed her work at the Cleveland Museum of Art May Shows in 1920, 1921, and 1935, winning an honorable mention in 1935 and selling the paintings shown in the previous shows. All of the paintings at the May Shows were done in oil. Some references report that she worked as an art teacher and illustrator. She was a charter member of the Women's Art Club of Cleveland and voted a life member in 1926.

    Emma signed her work as Leone Lane, Emma Lane, and after her marriage as Emma Lane Payne. I have seen an example of her work signed "Emma Lane". The signature is identical to the one on my painting, minus her married name.

    The painting in my collection is inscribed on back with Emma's address in pencil, "Stop 14 RFD, Euclid, O". It was purchased at an estate/consignment sale at Douglas Auctioneers, South Deerfield, MA on 23 February 2007 by the previous owner. I was unable to discover who the consignee was.  Judging by the address, this painting was probably done between 1912, when Emma and Harvey Payne were married, and 1930, when they were living at 24451 Euclid Avenue in Euclid, Ohio. The painting, or more likely the board it is on, appears to have been cut down, as the artist's signature seems to have been above the address, but only the bottoms of the letters of her name remain. It is hard to see the pencil inscription in the upper right of the image below, but the artist's doodles in ink are clearly visible, including her initials or monogram:


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    Payne is well listed, with mentions in the Dictionary of Women Artists by Pettys, Who Was Who in American Art by Falk, Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide, Mallett's Index of Artists, and Artists in Ohio 1787-1900: A Biographical Dictionary by Brian L. Meggit, et al.  Some sources give her birthplace as Euclid, Ohio, though this is disproved by Cuyahoga County, Ohio census records. Pettys gives her date of birth as 10 May 1874, which is incorrect.

    Emma appears in the 1880-1930 Cuyahoga County Federal censuses. Her birthplace is given as Canada in about 1856 of English parents in the 1880 census, and as Oct 1855 in New York of an English father and New York mother in the 1900 census. Her occupation in 1880 is given as "crayon artist", and in 1900 as "artist water color". Emma resided in the home of her brother Samuel Payne in 1880. Samuel was born in 1843 in England, of English parents. Samuel and wife Ellen had one child in 1880, Ethel F., born in August 1880. Emma Lane resided at 119 Hennington Ave, a boarder in the home of attorney Peter W. Ward in 1900. Emma had relocated to Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio by 1910 where she was living as a "companion" in the home of Lily Broderick on Euclid Road. Her occupation was again given as "artist". It is interesting to see that her future husband, Harvey E. Payne was living next door, employed as a "painter". It is in this census that Emma's age starts decreasing, not surprising since she was about 15 years older than her future husband. Their marriage on 23 October 1912 is recorded in Cuyahoga County records. The 1920 census shows the Paynes settled in connubial bliss on Euclid Avenue in Euclid, Ohio.  Both are aged "49" in the census. Harvey was employed as a bookkeeper and Emma was not employed. The Paynes were living at 24451 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, Ohio in 1930 and Emma gives her middle initial as "L". Harvey gives his age at his first marriage as "40" and Emma as "34". Harvey and Emma give their ages as 56 and 50 respectively in this census and both listed no occupation. The abstract of Emma's obituary from Cuyahoga County records supports this identification of Emma Lane Payne, despite the age and other discrepancies in census records:

Name: Payne, Emma Lane
Date: Jan 13 1943
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #063.
Notes: Payne: Emma Lane, residence 24451 Euclid ave., widow of Harvey, aunt of Emma Lane Parks and Thomas Wade Lane; passed away Sunday. Friends may call at C. N. Davis' Funeral Home, 19001 Nottingham rd. (Dille). Services Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 2:30 p. m.

Name: Payne, Harvey E.
Date: Jan 12 1931
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #063.
Notes: Payne: Harvey E., beloved husband of Emma Lane Payne, brother of Mrs. Antoinette Bradley, at residence, 24451 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, O., Saturday evening. Services at late residence Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2:30 p. m.

    The 1900 census of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio shows Emma's brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Ellen Lane, living in Cleveland with daughter Emma A. b. November 1884 and son Thomas W. b. April 1886. Note that Emma A. Lane copied her aunt's use of her maiden name as her new middle name after marrying. Samuel Lane died between 1900 and 1910 and in 1910 Ellen was residing with her daughter and husband James Parks.
   
    Emma Lane Payne was apparently more of a contemporary of her teachers Gottwald and Ochtman, rather than merely their student.
She exhibited her work before the age of twenty. She was already a professional artist at the age of 22 in 1880 when she first appears in Cuyahoga County records, before the creation of the Western Reserve School of Design in 1882, the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1913, and the Women's Art Club of Cleveland in 1912.








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"In the Park", Frederick William Kolde, 9" x 12", watercolor

    Frederick Wm Kolde was a Cincinnati, Ohio artist. I think that it is possible that there is some confusion about this artist. The most detailed biography for Kolde, which appears in Falk's Who Was Who in American Art, describes him as a jewelry designer, craftsman, and painter. It also gives a list of his teachers, where he exhibited, and his affiliations. When I checked the federal censuses for Hamilton County, Ohio, I discovered that there were two men named Frederick W. Kolde in that county. They were father and son. The elder FWK was born in Breslau, Germany on 7 July 1870 and occupied as a jewelry designer in 1910, 1920, and 1930. The younger FWK was born on 29 March 1903 in Hamilton County, Ohio and was at home in 1910 and 1920, and occupied as a commercial artist living in his own home in 1930. Frederick William Kolde Sr. married Bertha Ott about 1901 in Hamilton County. I was unable to locate him in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1900. He emigrated to the US in 1890. 
    Records at the Cincinnati Museum of Art (CMA) show that FWK Sr. attended the Cincinnati Art Academy, taking two classes between 1895-1897. FWK Jr. took preparatory and high school classes at the Cincinnati Art Academy and attended there full time from 1917-1920. Records do not indicate whether FWK Jr. graduated or not. I suspect that biographers may have merged the accomplishments of the father and son, but do not yet have proof to support my suspicion. I forwarded a copy of my research to the CMA research library and found that they had little information on father or son. They were able to tell me that FWK Sr. worked as a jewelry designer for 65 years and took up watercolor painting when he retired, painting mostly local scenery, some marines scenes, and portraits. I have been fortunate to have been able to contact the Kolde family and FWK Jr.'s daughter-in-law was able to give me some very important information that makes it possible to identify the work of FWK Sr. She confirmed that the information from the CAM and also that FWK Jr. limited his artistic career to commercial art, painting only a few watercolors which have never been shown and are in the possession of the family. This signature of FWK Sr. is very distinctive, the signature on my painting being a very typical example.
    The painting in my collection is thought to be of a park near the Cincinnati Art Academy. It is glued to a card stock backing and bears pencil instructions for making a reduced size image "reduce to 4 3/8 inches, Note - halftone - 100 line screen - (filter for blue)" . It may be that this painting was done for a magazine, post card, or greeting card.
Frederick Wm. Kolde Sr. inscribed the paper backing of my painting with the title and his name.
    Frederick William Kolde is mentioned in Mallett's Index of Artists,Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide, and Falk's Who Was Who in American Art. According to WWWAA, Kolde studied in Breslau, Germany and at the Cincinnati Art Academy. His teachers included Vincent Nowottny and Frank Duveneck. He was a member of the Cincinnati Crafters, Cincinnati Men's Art Club, and Ohio Watercolor Society. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Museum, Taft Museum of Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio Watercolor Society, and Philadelphia Watercolor Club. He worked as a jewelry designer for Fox Brothers and Whitehouse Brothers in Cincinnati and created chalices for St. Peter's Cathedral and St. William's Church in Cincinnati. Vincent Nowottny died in 1897, so it is safe to say that FWK Sr. was his student. Frank Duveneck died in 1919 and taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy during the times that both Koldes attended there. There is no record of the younger Kolde working as a jeweler. Some of the information in WWWAA could be for either man or for both. More research is needed to accurately credit father and son for their accomplishments.
     The elder FWK died 19 March 1957 and the younger FWK died on 11 December 1993 in Cincinnati. Works by Kolde are still fairly common, so must have been very prolific.
   

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unnamed, Katherine "Kae" Dorn Cass, 16" x 20", watercolor

    Katherine "Kae" Dorn Cass was born 15 May 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Frank J. and Gretchen Dorn. She married Harry B. Cass, a dentist, before 1930. She was a painter in watercolors, oils, and pastels and an instructor at the Cleveland School of Art for many years. She was employed as a teacher in 1930. She received her training as an artist at the Cleveland School of Art and the Academie Julian in Paris. She was a member of the Cleveland Women's Art Club and National Association of Women Artists. She exhibited between 1923 and 1946 at several places, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio Watercolor Society, Women's Art Club of Cleveland, and Cleveland School of Art. Her works are held by the Municipal College of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She was a well respected teacher and I have seen numerous complimentary references by her former students.
    Cass is mentioned in Mallett's Index of Artists, Falk's Who Was Who in American Art, and Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide. She died in Cleveland in March of 1971.



       

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