Mount Gould and Lake
By Adolph Heinze -- Oil on
Canvas 32 X 27 Inches
all contributors to the Hockaday Museum's
Art Acquisition Fund -- 2008
(1887 - 1958)
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
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.