Minneapolis Club Exhibition

Stephen Gjertson was among eighteen artists selected to participate in the Minneapolis Club Artist Night exhibition on October 25th, 2011. The exhibition was well-attended by members and guests of the club.        
Richard Lack (1928-2009): A Reminiscence

Richard Lack (1928-2009): A Reminiscence

By Stephen Gjertson. Written on the occasion of Richard Lack’s 80th birthday. It’s difficult to say anything about Richard Lack that I have not already stated in his biography or the essays on my student years and the ateliers of Gammell and Lack. I was...
Don Koestner

Don Koestner

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, November 28, 1923. Died in Pine River, Minnesota, December 23, 2009. Don Koestner was known by painters as the poet laureate of Minnesota impressionism. His life and work inspired and influenced two generations of mid-western landscape...
Don Koestner: An Art Well Done

Don Koestner: An Art Well Done

A tribute given by Stephen Gjertson at the memorial for Don Koestner, January 30, 2010. It is my distinct privilege to say a few words today about Don’s art. As an artist who has known Don and been familiar with his work for almost forty years, I can say without...
Richard F. Lack

Richard F. Lack

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 26, 1928. Died in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, September 22, 2009. Richard F. Lack was one of the most versatile and influential pupils of Boston artist R. H. Ives Gammell. His artistic training began at the Minneapolis School of...