May 30 - August 1, 2015
Opening Reception and Special Talk
by Lee Berthelsen,
son of Johann Berthelsen.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
1 - 4PM
Talk at 2PM.
RAM is pleased to host the exhibit, Johann Berthelsen: An American Artist, one of the first major exhibits of Berthelsen's work for two decades. Most famous for his New York snow scenes, Berthelsen grew up in Manitowoc, WI. He studied and taught music, which brought him to Indiana and ultimately led him to make an Indiana art connection!
When Johann Berrthelsen relocated to Indianapolis in 1913 to accept a position as the head of the voice department at the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music, he began training under the Indiana-born artist Wayman Adams, a portrait painter who painted at least three portraits of Berthelsen, among other artists and people of the era. Berthelsen and Adams became fast friends, and even had a double marriage in New York, October 1, 1918.
Join us for a two gallery exhibit of Berthelsen's work as well as works by Wayman Adams and epehemara that will help introduce you to one of America's great artists!