Theodore Van Soelen
(1890 - 1964)
Theodore Van Soelen was active/lived in New Mexico, Minnesota. Theodore Van Soelen is known for southwest landscape, genre, history and portrait painting.
Biography Theodore Van Soelen
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Theodore Van Soelen had a highly distinguished career in both the Eastern and Southwestern United States. His specialty was ranch scenes done in a realistic illustrator style, but he also became a noted landscape and portrait painter with enough illustrator style to be termed a realist but tempered by rearrangement of compositional elements.
He began his art training as a student at the St. Paul Institute of Arts and Sciences from 1908-1911 and then studied for four years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. From that institution, he won a Cresson Traveling Scholarship for travel and study in Europe in 1913 and 1914.
Because of tuberculosis, he went West to Utah and Nevada and in 1916 to
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