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Art Lessons to Go: Bauhaus Watercolors

April 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The German American Heritage Center is excited to partner with the Figge Art Museum with their Art Lessons to Go program. For this FREE class, we will be focusing on the art of watercolors, using the artist Bengt Von Rosen as inspiration.

To RSVP, simply order your tickets on Eventbrite. Each ticket is for a participant (so parents don’t worry about counting yourself unless you want to paint as well). Space is limited! These lessons are for ALL AGES. Please confirm your attendance with your schedule before registering to ensure all spaces are utilized!

Bengt Von Rosen was born in Latvia in 1903 and, after moving to Germany, became a student at the renowned Bauhaus school. There, he was mentored by famous designer Marcel Breuer and crafted his journeyman project; a beautiful secretary made of different exotic woods. This secretary is still in the Bauhaus museum today.

After World War 2, Bengt immigrated to Davenport. In 1955 Von Rosen returned to his architectural career and worked with the firm Swanson and Mailwald Architects and Engineers in Moline. Here he met long-time friend and fellow architect Roman Scholtz. Von Rosen was an architect for several Quad Cities structures, most notably the former Davenport Museum of Art and original Putnam Museum. In 1970 he and Scholtz both worked on the River Center building and the renovation of the Adler Theater. In his retirement, Von Rosen took up landscape painting, often working from the Mississippi River’s edge.

The GAHC’s newest exhibit, “Enter the Bauhaus: Philosophy of Modern Design”, features 9 of these original watercolors.


German American Heritage Center & Museum
712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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