Karl Albert Buehr
(1866 - 1952)
An early Chicago artist who adopted Impressionism, Karl Buehr became a figure and landscape painter. As a figure painter, his specialty became "gorgeously colored images of young women on porches overlooking brilliant summertime gardens." His later work often showed a female figure with a serious expression engaging the viewer with a direct stare. In his landscapes, he was noted for his strong coloration. In a December 1896 student exhibition at the Art Institute, a reviewer for The Chicago Times Herald described Buehr's landscapes as "blithe and joyous with country roads brilliant in sunlight . . . fields rich in summer verdure, under soft skies painted in a high, musical key."