Albert Henry Krehbiel (1873-1945)

Albert Henry Krehbiel
Albert Henry Krehbiel was an American impressionistic painter born in Denmark, Iowa. Krehbiel showed artistic gift from an early age and distinct to study at the Art Institute of Chicago. Krehbiel was a hard student and was awarded a scholarship to cover his studies in France. In 1903, Krehbiel enrolled at the leading, Acadmie Julian in Paris. Krehbiel studied under Jean-Paul Laurens, who was known as a history and mural painter. Krehbiel's report continued to soar in Paris, as he continuously won prizes for his excellency in painting. Krehbiel's honors included multiple gold decorations from the Acadmie Julian and the Prix de Rome. Two of Krehbiel's paintings were showed in the Paris Salon.

He established to Chicago around 1906, where he began to receive directions to paint public murals. Krehbiel designed and pained murals for the "Chicago Juvenile Court and the Supreme" and "Appellate Court Rooms of the Illinois Supreme Court Building".  While Krehbiel was based out of Chicago, his work grown known crosswise the United States as he tripped to art colonies in California and New Mexico. Krehbiel was associated with both the Santa Fe Art Colony and the Taos Society of Artists in New Mexico. Krehbiel's network of artists taken "George Bellows", "Victor Higgins", "Stuart Davis" and "John French Sloan".

While Krehbiel delighted the colorful and signed landscape of the southeastern, he was devoted to supporting the Chicago art community. Krehbiel was an teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago for almost forty years. Krehbiel taught the bedrock of painting and urged his students to paint last in the plein-air, impressionistic tradition. Krehbiel taken many of his educatee from Chicago to Saugatuck (Ox-bow), Michigan to paint the Kalamazoo River Krehbiel was a breeding painter of landscapes and cityscapes, depicting numerous positioning in the United States. Krehbiel never limited himself to one close type of landscape, but painted rural, urban and coastal scenes. Krehbiel was incessantly exhibiting in Chicago and Michigan, and well as in travelling pictures passim the country.

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