Paula Rebecca (Wasser) Kloster
(1893 - 1983)
Paula Rebecca (Wasser) Kloster was active/lived in Arizona, California, North Dakota. Paula Kloster is known for painting, sculpture, woodcut, writing, teaching.
Biography Paula Rebecca (Wasser) Kloster
Paula Kloster was professor and head of the department of art at Arizona
State College when she was appointed curator of the American Art
Collection in 1951. The original collection of sixteen oil paintings
donated by Oliver B. James, a New York City native, expanded to
include145 works of 18th and early 19th century and contemporary artists
in various media originally valued at a quarter of a million dollars.
The collection, located in the Matthews Library and later the Art
Museum, brought cultural life to the students, faculty, staff, school
children and the community through exhibitions, art panels, lectures and
The American Collection and the educational
programs that supported it were the seed
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