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Mount Gould and Lake Josephine, Oil
Chicago-born painter Adolf Heinze was commissioned by the Great Northern Railway to create images of Glacier park for brochures and posters.
He was also the only artist, except for Winold Reiss, to illustrate the Great Northern Railway’s famous calendars in 1929.
Heinze studied with Karl Beuhr and William Merritt Chase. He was a member of the All-Illinois Fine Artists Association, Chicago Palette and Sculptors, and Chicago Gallery Association, where he exhibited in 1927.
While working for Louis W. Hill’s See America First Campaign, he came west to experience the grandeur for himself. He was photographed on the high ridges of Glacier National Park painting his natural subjects, and his paintings graced many a brochure and guide — especially featuring the fabulous Red Busses and new Prince of Wales Hotel above Canada’s Waterton Lake.
Heinze also traveled to the Grand Tetons, and painted for other National Parks, although he spent most of career in the American Midwest.