New Mexico Art Tells its History

Work Train at Wagonmound

Work Train at Wagonmound, n.d.
Otto Kuhler (American, born Germany, 1894 - 1977)
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm)
Gift of Otto August Kuhler, 1976

Otto Kuhler was born in Germany where, at an early age, he exhibited a strong talent for both engineering and drawing. After emigration to the United States in 1923, he worked as a commercial artist but developed into one of the most well known industrial designers of the American railroads. Also a prolific artist, his work centered on industrial aesthetics and the American West.


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