Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Modern: Four Artists of the Twentieth Century

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The history of Mid-Twentieth-Century Modernism in Minnesota is embodied in the work of Dewey Albinson, Cameron Booth, Clement Haupers, and Elof Wedin. Artists, teachers, and mentors, these artists had a profound impact on the region and enjoyed successful careers. All had studied outside of the region, including in Europe, absorbing Modernist advances and trends along the way. All were deeply committed to and lived in Minnesota.

They came from different circumstances, with different expressions of their visions. Haupers was born in St. Paul, Wedin in Sweden, Booth in Pennsylvania, Albinson in Minneapolis. Wedin had a day job as a skilled laborer; others taught, Haupers administered. Their works appear in museums and collections throughout the Midwest but rarely in art history texts. MINNESOTA MODERN honors and pays tribute to their unparalleled contributions to the artistic legacy of Minnesota and America at large.

  • Authors: Moira Harris, Brian Szott, Ben Gessner. Prefaces by John Larkin and Colles Larkin. Introduction by Annette Atkins.
  • Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press (2015)
  • Format: Cloth, 12 " x 9", 180 pages, 200+ color images, notes, index

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