Landscape. Tree and rushing waters in the foreground, road and buildings in the distance in the upper right.

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St. Croix Rapids, at Taylors Falls, Minnesota, 1933

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"It is a vigorous and sweeping picture, painted last March [1933] just as the icy waters of the Saint Croix were breaking their winter bonds. In it one senses the emotions of the artist, driven almost to frenzy by long cold months of inaction. The trees, stark against the sky, the freshets rushing past the great rocks on the bank, and the quiet street of Taylors Falls, seen across the river, arouse in the observer something of the same feeling of tumult that inspired the artist to do this picture. It is like the first fresh stinging wind of spring." - Text from the Bulletin of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, January 6, 1934 Recent conservation of this picture was made possible by a generous contribution from Sally and Ernie Lehmann through the Adopt-a-Painting program, in memory of Sally’s mother, Trudie Janssen Willius.

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St. Croix Rapids, at Taylors Falls, Minnesota
Artist Life
1898 - 1971
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Artist
Accession Number
33.32
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Landscape. Tree and rushing waters in the foreground, road and buildings in the distance in the upper right.

Copyright of the artist, artist's estate, or assignees