Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Louis J. Kaep

The owner of the above watercolor
has just sent us this image.

He notes that it's dated 1924
and seems similar
to the one described
in the

1930 exhibit at the Palette and Chisel.

Louis J. Kaep was born in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1903,
he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago
and the Academie Julian in Paris.

Eventually moving to New York,
he was an art director at Montgomery Ward,
the Vogue Wright Studios
and the Electrographic Corporation,
where he became president and later vice chairman.

He was best known for his landscapes

and he got some commissions from the Navy.

He is still remembered
by the American Watercolor Society
who give an annual $500 award
in his name.


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