Karl Albert Buehr

(1866 – 1952)
An early Chicago artist who adopted Impressionism, Karl Buehr became a figure and landscape painter. As a figure painter, his specialty became “gorgeously colored images of young women on porches overlooking brilliant summertime gardens.” His later work often showed a female figure with a serious expression engaging the viewer with a direct stare. In his landscapes, he was noted for his strong coloration. In a December 1896 student exhibition at the Art Institute, a reviewer for The Chicago Times Herald described Buehr’s landscapes as “blithe and joyous with country roads brilliant in sunlight . . . fields rich in summer verdure, under soft skies painted in a high, musical key.”

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Karl Albert Buehr

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