New Mexico Art Tells its History

Train on Trestle

Train on Trestle, n.d.
Otto Kuhler (American, born Germany, 1894 - 1977)
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm) (image)
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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