Minnesota Artists Oral History Project: Interview with Jo Lutz Rollins
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jo Lutz Rollins was born in 1896, one of four daughters of a Methodist minister. Her painting career spans some sixty years. Primarily a watercolorist, she preferred to work outdoors, traveling all over the state, the country and the world for subject matter. She concentrated on landscape and has produced hundreds of paintings of historic homes and buildings in the metro area and the state of Minnesota. In addition to being an artists, Ms. Rollins was also a teacher. For many years, she counseled the Gamma Chapter of Delta Phi Delta, the National Honor Art Fraternity of the University of Minnesota. Ms. Rollins taught at the University from 1927 to 1965, when she retired as Emeritus Professor. Beyond teaching, Ms. Rollins has been active in other significant ways. In 1933 she founded the Stillwater Art Colony where many well-known local artists gathered. In 1964, a year before her retirement, she founded the Westlake Gallery, a co-op managed by a group of women artists. She has not only consistently exhibited there, but has encouraged its members to the point where they have created one of the best small galleries in the Twin Cities. Ms. Rollins died at the age of 92 on March 29, 1989. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Ms. Rollins discusses her own beginnings in art, her teaching at the University of Minnesota, the founding and running of the Stillwater Art Colony and creation of the Westlake Gallery.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
19 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:02:01 running time
Creation Interviewee: Rollins, Jo Lutz
Interviewer: O'Sullivan, Thomas
Made in Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Edina, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/24/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 1
Accession Number AV1994.157
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Artists Oral History Project'

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