Gustave Baumann

Gustave Baumann was born in Germany in 1881. He immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of ten, ending up in Chicago. In Chicago, he apprenticed at an engraving company while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago by night. Following his studies,...

Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen was one of the fathers of American photography, both artistic and commercial. Born in Luxembourg, Steichen’s family immigrated to the United States when he was two years old. Eventually, the family ended up in Milwaukee, where the young Steichen was an...

Édouard Detaille

Édouard Detaille is known as one of the greatest French military painters. His paintings possess the heroic, romantic spirit favored by his contemporaries, but are also known for their accuracy and detail, aided by both his artistic training and his actual military...

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly first encountered glass art as an interior design student at the University of Washington. Immediately fascinated, he went on to study glass at the University of Wisconsin, which was the first university in the United States to teach glassblowing. From...

Frank Stella

Frank Stella is an American artist, print-maker and sculptor. Stella is most known for his contributions to minimalism. Stella was featured in Dayton’s Gallery in Minneapolis. To learn more about Dayton’s Gallery and its contribution to the Minnesota art...

Enrico Baj

Enrico Baj was an Italian artist who worked with Umberto Eco, and often associated with the surrealist and dada movements. Many of Baj’s works reflect his obsession with nuclear war. Baj identified himself with the anarchist movement and is most well known for...