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The following information is from Cindy Fuller, who has done extensive research on this artist:

Robert Kluth (1854-1921), Marine and Landscape Painter

Born: 1854, Mecklenburg, Germany, immigrated to the U.S. in 1861 (Deutsche Kuenstler in America cites a birth date of December 7, 1853)
Died: September 23, 1921, Brooklyn, New York
Interred: September 25, 1921, The Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Lot 7670)
Studied: U.S, (New York, Philadelphia) Germany, Norway
Resided: Brooklyn, New York
Addresses:
1880-1887: 400 Grand Street, Brooklyn
1888-1890: 79 Maujer Street, Brooklyn
1890-1906 277 Koscuisko Street, Brooklyn
1918-1920: 4204 Ave. Q, Flatbush Gardens
Wife: Frances Embree Kluth
Son: Charles R. Kluth (A Realty Broker in Brooklyn)
Sister: Mrs. Jerome R. Reimers, Washington, D.C.

Memberships:
Founding Member of the Brooklyn Society of Artists (member 1918-1920)
Ridgewood Council, #678, Royal Arcanum

After growing up in Fishkill-on-the Hudson, he studied art in the U.S. and abroad, specializing in landscapes and marines. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and in major cities around the country.

He was active in Philadephia, as well, but lived most of his adult life  in New York City. Starting out with lithography (one of his early lithographs is a racehorse published by Currier & Ives in 1872), he used the money saved to study abroad, wher he began painting landscapes, still-lives and interiors with figures. Andrew Carnegie was later so taken by his Norwegian fjord scenes, that he bought many of these paintings for public libraries and museums.

Lithograph:
“Celebrated Trotting Horse Henry, Driven by John Murphy:  As He Appeared at Prospect Park, L.I. June 27th 1872, in His Trot with Goldsmith Maid and Lucy.”  Published: 1872 Currier & Ives. Artist:  R. Kluth (signature is shown on the image).  Measurements:  9.4” x 14.6" (across the image, not the paper), and was a black and white vignette.  Note:Dr. Scott Currier of the Currier & Ives Foundation supplied the above information.  Note: Additional assistance from Dr. James Brust and Ms. Georgia B. Barnhill of the American Antiquarian Society lead me to the Library of Congress where the above referenced print is on file.

Exhibitions:
American Art Galleries       
1887 Fall Exhibition
American Paintings and Sculpture
#151 Winter Sunset
#152 Hardinger Fjord Norway

Fourth Prize Fund Exhibition       
1888 May 5?
American Art Galleries, New York
#183 Hardanger Fjord, Norway
#184 Winter Evening

Fifth Prize Fund Exhibition       
1889 May 5?
American Art Galleries, New York
#168 Hardanger Fjord, Norway
#169 The End of the Day
#170 Winter Moonrise, Norway
#171 Moonlight Night, Norway

**NOTE:  The 1st Prize Fund Exhibition was held in 1885 under the auspices of The American Art Association.  I find no record of them continuing after the 5th Prize Fund Exhibition in 1889.  In 1887, 1888 and possibly 1889 Andrew Carnegie was a subscriber to these Exhibitions.  This is the first connection I have found between Robert C. Kluth and Andrew Carnegie.

Kunstlerfest, New York           
1891 December 3
The  Mountain Path
**New York Times: December 3, 1891
**New York Times: March 6, 1892

School No. 44’S Art Exhibit       
1900 March 29
End of The Day
Two Kittens
**Brooklyn Eagle:  March 29, 1900

Boston Art Club             
1906 73rd Exhibition (Jan 6-Feb 3)
#85. Girl and Kitten (oil)

1908 77th Exhibition (Jan 3-Feb 1)    
#39. A Sunny Spot (oil)

Brooklyn Art Institute (Association) 3/2/1891-4/4/1891
#77 After the Storm  $250.00
   
Brooklyn  Society of Artists: (member)
01/15/1918-01/28/1918**           
1st Annual Exhibition
Held at Pouch Gall
#65  The Last Load (No medium specified)
#66  Spring Ploughing (No medium specified)

03/11/1919-03/24/1919           
2nd Annual Exhibition
#68  SAW MILL, NORWAY (Painting)
#69  MORNING DUTIES  (Painting)
   
11/14/1919-11/29/1919           
Autumn Exhibition
#42  IN PASTURE (No medium specified)
#43  STUDY OF SHEEP (No medium specified)

03/16/1920-03/27/1920           
3rd Annual Exhibition
Kluth noted as a member but did not exhibit.
   
Bridgeport (Conn.) Public Library and Reading Room:
1897 January 4-February            
3rd Annual Exhibition
#66 Afterglow-Norway Fjord
#67 Loyne Fjord-Norway

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1897 Dec 21, 1896-Feb 22           
66th Annual Exhibition
#188 A Mountain Pass, Norway

1906 Jan 22, 1906-Mar 3             
101st Annual Exhibition
#841A Norway Fjord

National Academy of Design, New York City (Yearly Exhibitions)
1879    54th Annual (Spring) Exhibition
#165    Evening on the Elbe   (North Room) $150.00
#326    Saw Mill in the Highlands of Norway
           (Flardanger Fyord) (South Room) $1,200.00
#456    Marine (West Room) $150.00

1880    55th Annual (Spring) Exhibition
#217    Landscape in New Jersey/Moonrise
            (North Room) $200.00
#257    A Winter Evening (East Room) $200.00

1886    5th Autumn Exhibition
# 26    A Winter Evening (Corridor) $200.00
#423   The Woodland Brook (South Gallery) $150.00
#445   Sunset (South Gallery) $1,000.00

1887    62nd Annual (Spring) Exhibition
#310    December Evening(South Gallery)  $125.00
**Brooklyn Eagle: April 3, 1887

1887    6th Autumn Exhibition
#279    Soerfjord, Norway (South Gallery) $600.00
#377    Evening (West Gallery) $300.00
**Brooklyn Eagle:  November 27, 1887
**Brooklyn Eagle:  December 4, 1887

1888 63rd Annual Exhibition (Apr)
#562 Moonrise (West Gallery) $250.00
**Brooklyn Eagle: March 08, 1888
**Brooklyn Eagle: April 01, 1888

1888  7th Fall Exhibition
#Soerfjord
**Brooklyn  Eagle: November 18, 1888
**Brooklyn Eagle:  November 25, 1888
**New York Times: December 09, 1888

1889    8th Autumn Exhibition
#119    The Coming Storm (North Gallery) $600.00

1890    65th Annual Exhibition (Apr)
#639    After the Storm (West Gallery) $500.00
**Brooklyn Eagle:  April 06, 1890
   
1891    66th Annual Exhibition (Apr 6 to May 16)
#180    Norwegian Landscape (North Gallery) $800.00
#286    Winter Evening (North Gallery) $250.00
**Brooklyn Eagle: April 12, 1891

1892 67th Annual Exhibition (Apr 4-May 14)
#387    The Woodland Lake $600.00

1892 11th Autumn Exhibition (Nov 21-Dec17)
#147 Two Kittens (North Gallery) $1,500.00
#169 Playmates (North Gallery)    $1,000.00
**Brooklyn Eagle: November 20, 1892
**Brooklyn Eagle: December 04, 1892

1893 68th Annual Exhibition (Mar 27-May 13)
#138 A Winter Morning  $750.00
**Brooklyn Eagle: March 26, 1893
**New York Times: March 24, 1893

1894 69th Annual Exhibition (Apr 2-May 12)
#379 The Geiranger Fjord-Norway(West Gallery) $600.00
**Brooklyn Eagle: April 08, 1894

1894 13th Autumn Exhibition (Dec 10-Jan 5)
#43   The Wounded Leader (Corridor) $2,000.00
**New York Times: December 11, 1894
**Brooklyn Eagle: December 16, 1894
       
1895 14th Autumn Exhibition (Dec 23-Jan 11)
#274 Spring Afternoon (West Gallery) $250.00
**Brooklyn Eagle: December 26, 1895
**Brooklyn Eagle: January 5, 1896

1896 15th Autumn Exhibition (Nov 23-Dec 19)
#200 Afterglow (Norway Fjord)(South Gallery)
#315 Loyne Fjord  (Norway) (West Gallery)
**Brooklyn Eagle: November 29, 1896
**Brooklyn Eagle: December 06, 1896

1897 72nd Annual Exhibition (Apr 5- May 15)
 # 19 Holland Landscape
#270 Moonlight(South Gallery)
**Brooklyn Eagle:  April 11, 1897

1898 17th Autumn Exhibition (Nov 7-Dec 3)
#297 In Trouble (West Gallery)
**Brooklyn Eagle:  November 13, 1898

1902 77th Annual Exhibition (Jan 3-Feb 1)
#35  A Busy Bee
#238 The Knitting Lesson
**Brooklyn Eagle: January 12, 1902
      (Includes illustration)
**Brooklyn Eagle: January 19, 1902

1903 78th Annual Exhibition (Jan 3-Jan 31)
#170 Naevoe Fjord (Norway) (Middle Gallery)
**Brooklyn Eagle: January 12, 1903

Correspondence from the National Academy of Design: December 3, 2002 from Mr. David Dearinger, Chief Curator:

“Robert Kluth was not a member of the Academy nor do I find him registered in the Academy school. The student body, which, by definition, consists of amateurs or artists-in-training, would not be eligible for membership in the Academy, which is an honorary organization of mature, professional artists who have achieved a level of success. Nor are all exhibitors at the Academy necessarily members. Until 1983, all the Academy's juried exhibitions were open for submission by any and all artists, but works did (and do) had to pass a strict jury.  Therefore, for an artist to be admitted to these shows was a huge honor, especially in the 19th century, and helped to get many artists started on their careers.”

Auctions:
Fifth Avenue Art Galleries: Sale Date: 1903 - January 28, 29, 30,
Collection of paintings, the property of the late Major Henry D. G. Rohlfs of Brooklyn
Location: 366 Fifth Avenue
#  2     Night Scene 20 x 32
#  8     Winter’s Day  20 x 25
# 14     Harvest 20 x 32
# 20     Moon Light 20 x 32
# 26     Cattle Going to Water 20 x 32
# 33     Leading the Flock 20 x 32
# 39     Winter Evening  20 x 32
# 45     After Milking 42 x 64
# 53     Homeward Bound 30 x 48
# 65     The First Step 30 x 48
# 72     Norwegian Ford 36 x 60
# 78     Sunset 20 x 25
# 84     Land of the Midnight Sun 20 x 28
#104     Courtship 30 x 48
#111     Norway 24 x 36
#117     Spring 20 x 32
#124     Summer 20 x 32
#134     Autumn 20 x 32
#142     Winter 20 x 32
#149     Fisherman’s Home 30 x 38
#156     Moonlight-Winter 20 x 32
#163     Old Mill 20 x 32
#170     Boat Builder 20 x 32
#176     Driving the Flock 36 x 30
#183     Woodsman 20 x 32
#189     Norwegian Ford 30 x 60
#194     Mending Nets 24 x 36
#200     Soap Bubbles 24 x 36

Fifth Avenue Art Galleries: Sale Date:1903 – March 26
Modern and Antique Paintings
Location: 366 Fifth Avenue, NY

# 09  Norwegian Fjord 36 x 60
# 18  Soap Bubbles 24 x 36
# 33  The First Step 30 x 48

#132 Return of the Flock     
Sale Date:1904 – January 21 & 22
Collection of Mr. Carrol Leroy Mosher
Location: 5th Avenue Art Gallery, 366 Fifth Avenue, NY

*Note: In this sale Mr. Kluth is referred to as European.

# 540 Moonrise on the  New Jersey Marshes
Size: 36 x 24 ½
Sale Date: 1911 - May 10, 11, 12
Property of Mr. George H. Earle, Jr.
Location: The Philadelphia Art Galleries S. E. Corner 15th & Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

1915 October 21
Keeler Art Galleries, 12 Versey Street, NY
       
1917 
#153 Summer Moonrise, Norway       
Robert Kleuth Contemporary American
Size: 22 inches high, 36 inches wide
Signed: Lower Right R. Kleuth (Misspelled)
Date: 1888
Description: “A flock of sheep homeward bound, wheat field on the right, the moon rises over the hillside”
Sale Date: 1917 – March 7, 8, 9th
Consigned by: Dr. Russell W. Moore,Mrs. Harriet Fay Potts, Mr. George W. Stetson, Joseph F. Daly of New York City. Henry B. Petters of Medford, Conn. A collection of Mrs. Elizabeth U. Coles which was on prominent exhibition for many years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: The Anderson Galleries, Madison Avenue at Fortieth Street, NY
     
1919
#128 A Norway Fjord           
R. Kluth Norwegian
Size: 21 x 29
Sale Date:1919 – Jan 21 & 22   
Modern Paintings from collection of: J. Stuart White, Esq., LLD, Mrs. Almira S. Knopf, 99 Riverside Drive
Price:  $75.00
Location: Clarke’s 5 West 44th Street, Philadelphia, PA
           
1919
#72 Soyne Fjord, Norway           
R. Kluth Contemporary Norwegian
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20 ¼ High by 32 in wide
Signed: Lower Left
Sale Date: 1919 – November 21
Collection of George S. Hellman, Mrs. Julia E. Green, NY Solomon Mehrbach, NY
Price: $30.00 to J. Hutchinson
Location: Auction: The Anderson Galleries, Park Avenue and Fifty-Ninth, NY

“A fine characteristic Norwegian landscape showing the grim snow capped heights rising abruptly from the water in the middle distance, with a little fishing village nestling in the shelter of the green foothill in the foreground, Canvas, Signed at lower left, Height 20 ¼ inches, width, 32 inches.”

1925
Sheep in Barn (#1)               
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20 X 32 Inches
Signed: Lower Right
Sold:1925 – DEC 14-15
Price: $27.50
Samuel T. Freeman & Co. Oil Paintings by Great Masters of the American and European Schools from the collections of the late H. Huber Clark and Mrs. Dora Altus Curtis.

“In the barn are several sheep.  One in the background standing, one forward bleating, the others resting in sleep.  The light falls upon the straw-strewn floor from the sash in the barn doors.

1945
Fjord, Norway (#125)           
Kluth noted as Danish, XIX Century
Medium: Oil
Size: Height: 35 in, Length: 59 ½ in
Sold: 1945 – NOV 23
E. P. O’Reilly Auctioneers, NY
Price: $165.00

1945
Winter Sunset (#121)           
Medium: Oil
Size:  20 X 32 Inches
Signed: R. Kluth (Lower right)
SOLD: 1945 – MAY 31
Kende Galleries at Gimbel Brothers, New York

1969
Fjord Scene (#111)               
Narrative and Landscape Paintings
C1800-1900
Medium: Oil
Size: 19 X 32 In
Signed: Yes
Dated: 1889
Sold: 1969 – JAN 17
Christie’s London
Price: $1,076.00 ($1,134.00)

1979
An Extensive Winter Landscape at Sunset (#102)
Medium: Oil
Size:  20 X 32 in
Signed: Yes
Dated:1890
Sold:1979 – Jan 27 Christie’s, New York
Price: $2,000.00

**Have a black and white photocopy of painting.  Except for conflict of date, could possibly be Winter Evening (National Academy of Design 1891 Annual Exhibition),
Winter Sunset (1887 Fall Exhibition at American Art Galleries), Winter Evening (4th Prize Fund Exhibition 1888),or Winter Moonrise (5th Prize Fund Exhibition).

1981
Waterwell by  a Cottage (#190)           
American and European Paintings
Medium: Oil
Size: 16 X 24 in
Signed: LR: R. Kluth
Dated: 1886
Sold: 1981 – MAR 18 & 19 Butterfields, San Francisco
Price: $1,000.00

1985
Sunrise Galleries Auction         
4 Rockaway Ave, Valley Streem, LI, NY
**New York Times:  May 11, 1985. Estate Auction Saturday, May ll, 1985 by Sunrise Galleries. Paintings by Robert Kluth.

1987
Lake Amid the Fiords (#20)           
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24 x 36 in
Signed: R. Kluth, “90” Lower Right
Dated: 1890
Sold: 1987 – MAY 27
Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture (Lot 20)
Location: Phillips, New York

1988
A Windmill in the Snow           
Furniture, Paintings, Decorative Objects, Rugs, Books, Oriental Works of Art (Lot 67)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 18” x 30 ½”
Signed: Yes
Dated: 1898
Sold: 1988 – February 16   
Location: Christie’s East, NY

1991
Norwegisches Hochland im Abendsonnenschein
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 26.4 x 39.8 in
Signed: Yes
Dated: 1891
Sold: 1991 – MARCH 13 336 Kunst Und Teppichauktion (Lot 2460)
Location: Nagel Auction

1991
Norwegische Landschaft mit Schafherde
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 26.4 x 39.4 in
Signed: Yes
Dated: 1909
Sold: 1991 – April 4 (Lot 664)
Location: Bolland & Marotz (Gemalde, Aquarelle Und Handzeichnungen, 17.18.JH)

1993
Almtrieb in Norwegen          
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 26,4” x 39.8” 
Signed: Yes
Sold: 1993 – JUNE 25
N.R. 148/Alte Kunst-Skulpturen (Lot 1119)
Location: Van Ham Kunstauktionen

1993, 1992, 1903, 1903          
The First Step                         
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 30”x 48”
Signed: yes
Price: $9,000.00 + Premium $10,362

1992 – MAY 21-24
Sloan’s
Lot F2893
C.G.  Also Signed and Titled on Stretcher Label

1993 – SEPTEMBER 22
Christie’s, NY
American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture (Lot 63)
Sold:  $10,362.00
   
1995
Dixon Galleries              
**New York Times:  October 1, 2995 Dixon Galleries presents an Important Auction, Sunday, Ocboter 8, 1995…included paintings by Robert C. Kluth

1996
Conversation in a Window      
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 32.l” x 20” in
Signed: yes
Sold: 1996 – APRIL 20
Spring Gallery Auction (Lot 1016)
Price: $1,800.00
Location: Freeman

1996
The Snowy Road: An Upstate New York View
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 14 x 12 in
Signed: yes
Sold: 1996 – MAY 31
American & European Paintings
Sale 1714, Lot 58.1
Location: Skinner Auction Boston, MA
Price: $1,150.00

1998
Song Before Sleep      
Size: 10 X 12 in
Sold: 1997 – NOVEMBER 4
Pictures & Works of Art (#152)
Sold Again: 1998 – MAY 5
Price: $624.00
Location: Vendue Huis Gravenhage, Nederlands
   
2001  
#64 Catskill Farm             
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 10 X 32 in
Signed:  “R. KLUTH 91”
Dated: 1891
Sold: 2001 – MAY 11, 2001
American & European Paintings
Condition: “Repaired punctures u.r., retouch to right edge, craqueture.
Price: $978.00
Location: Skinner Inc. Boston, MA

2002
#2-011 Sheep Resting in Pasture
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 29.5 X 47.3 In
Signed: Lower Right
Circa: 1900 (no date on painting)
Sale Date: 2002 – FEBRUARY 17, 2002
Price: $6,325.00 (Includes buyer’s premium)
Location: Cohen Fontaine Fine Arts, 1385 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201

2004
#212  Sheep Along a Path           
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 30 X 48
Signed: Lower Left
Sale Date: October 21, 2004
Price: $6,500.00
         $1,105.00 buyers premium
         $7,605.00
Location: Shannon's Fine Art Auctions 354 Woodmont Road Milford, CT  06460
Provenance: Private Collection, Stonybrook, NY
Unlined, Good Condition, Restoration Minor Period Frame, not cleaned in modern times.
   
Private Owners and Museums:
Herding Sheep Home (descriptive rather than title)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 36 X 60
Private owner
 
Lullaby
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 25 x 30 cm.
Signed: Lower Left “R. Kluth”
Date: Undetermined
Purchased: Holland, 2002
Owner: Cindy Fuller (cindyrickfuller@hotmail.com)

Description: A braided young girl holds a rattle over a child in a cradle.  The style of clothing seems to be Dutch.  It is dated but unable, at this time, to determine date.  There is nothing to indicate that the name is Lullaby. More then likely the dealer selling the painting gave the name.

Loen Fjord – Norway
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24 x 36 in
Signed: Lower Right, R. Kluth
Date:1891
Owner: Cindy Fuller (cindyrickfuller@hotmail.com)

Landscape with Sheep (Dated 1898)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20 X 32 in
Signed: R. Kluth “98” Lower Left
Description: Sheep are grazing in a field, which seems to be surrounded by water.  There are three trees shading the sheep.  The sky seems to be an evening sky with the sun having set but a glow showing in the background.
Registered: National Museum of American Art Inventory of American Paintings, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Owner: Cindy Fuller

Western Landscape
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 36”x48”
Current Owner: Brigham Young University
Description: “A rocky landscape scene with dominant snow-topped mountains in the background.  The foreground has some pine trees and rocky debris.  The sky is blue patched with some clouds.  The work was donated to Brigham Young University Museum of Art. in 1975.
 
A number of his paintings are registered with  The Smithsonian American Art Museum.
   
Magazine and Newspaper References:
Brooklyn Eagle: 1891, Oct 18, Long Article on Robert Kluth – “A Scene in the Norwegian Highlands.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1896, Dec 13 Local Art Notes regarding Norway Pictures.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1897, Mar 28 Local Art Notes:  Sheep pictures
Brooklyn Eagle: 1897, Jul 25 In Local Studios:  Kluth has favorable offer from periodical to go to Norway and strong canvas in Milwaukee Museum.
Brooklyn  Eagle: 1897, SEP 12 In Local Studios: Kluth has new Holland scene.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1897, Nov 14 In Local Studios:  Kluth spent much of his time painting in Norway.  Rohlfs has exhibition of Kluth Canvasses.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1897, Dec 1 In Local Studios:  Kluths at exhibition in Rohlfs
Brooklyn  Eagle: 1898, Mar 13 Rohlf’s gallery exhibition Kluth
Brooklyn Eagle: 1898, Apr 10 In Local Studios:  Robert Kluth is thinking of going abroad. Norway paintings.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1899, Mar 26 In Local Studios:  Kluth paints Norway, represented by Rohlfs.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1899, Apr 02 In Local Studios:  Kluth has recently finished a Holland Scene.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1899, Jun 18 In Local Studios:  Kluth painted Backus Homestead.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1899, Aug 13 In Local Studios:  Reproductions of pictures by Kluth presented to Metropolitan.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1899, Nov 19 In Local Studios:  Kluth is painting two large Norwegian Landscapes.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1900, Feb 04 In Local Studios:  Kluth painting a Norway Scene.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1900, Mar 18 Brooklyn Artists Society Annual Exhibition at Hoopers
Gallery.  R. C. Kluth.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1900, Mar 25 New Society of Brooklyn Artists includes:  Robert Kluth.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1900, April 01 In Local Studios:  Kluth has new picture at Rohlf’s.  Flock of Sheep under tree.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1900, September 09 In Local Studios:  Kluth been absent on short sketching trip to New Jersey.  Paintings on display at Rohlf’s.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1900, September 12 In Local Studios:  Rohlf’s displays Kluth with Holland scene.  Also sheep picture with early spring blossoms.
Brooklyn Eagle: 1902, April 27 In Local Studios:  The Booklyn Water Color exhibition has …Kluth
Brooklyn Eagle: 1902, July 27
In Local Studios: J. Cary making collection of Robert C. Kluth paintings.

Summary of Known Paintings/Lithographs

                                   
Celebrated Trotting Horse Henry, Lithograph(Copy Smithsonian) *1872
Little Teacher, Lithograph(Reference/Gale) 1872
A Busy Bee, National Academy of Design 1902
A Mountain Pass, Norway, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Art 1896
A Norway Fjord, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Art 1906
A Norway Fjord, Clarke’s, Philadelphia 1919
A Scene in the Norwegian Highlands, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (10/18/1891)
A Sunny Spot, Boston Art Club 1908
A Windmill in the Snow,  Christi’s (Sold 1988) *1898
A Winter Evening, National Academy of Design 1880
A Winter Evening, National Academy of Design 1886
A Winter Morning, National Academy of Design 1893
An Extensive Winter  Landscape At Sunset, Christies, NY * 1890 Auctioned Jan 27 1979
After Milking, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
After The Storm, Brooklyn Art Institute 1891
After The Storm, National Academy of Design 1890
Afterglow, National Academy of Design 1896
Afterglow/Norway Fjord, Bridgeport (Conn) Library 1897
Almtrieb in Norwegen, Van Ham Kunstauktionen (Sold) 1993
Among The Rocks, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903   
An Apt Scholar, Bridgeport Public Library 1901
Autumn, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Boat Builder, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Catskill Farm, Skinner (Auction 2001) *1891
Cattle Going to Water, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Conversation in a Window, Freeman Auction 1996
Courtship, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
December Evening, National Academy of Design 1887
Driving the Flock, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903
The End of the Day,  a. 5th Prize Fund Ex(AAGallery)   1889
                                  b. School 44 Art Exhibit/Mar29  1900
Evening on the Elbe, National Academy of Design 1879
Evening, National Academy of Design 1887
Fisherman's Home, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903
Fjord Scene, Christie’s, London (Auct. 1969) *1889
Girl and Kitten, Boston Art Club 1906
Hard at Work, Bridgeport Public Library 1901
Hardenger Fjord, Norway,  a. American Art Galleries 1887
                                            b. 4th Prize Fund Exb(AAGallery) 1888
                                            c. 5th Prize Fund Exb(AAGallery) 1889
                                            d. Private Owner, Smithsonian
Harvest, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903       
Holland Landscape, National Academy of Design 1897
Homeward Bound, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
In Pasture, Brooklyn Society of Artists 1919
In Trouble, National Academy of Design 1898
Lake Amid the Fjords, Phillips Auction (Sold 1987) *1890
Land of the Midnight Sun, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903
Landscape in New Jersey/Moonrise, National Academy of Design 1880
Landscape with Sheep, Private Collection  *1898
Landscape with Sheep, Private Owner*1898
Leading the Flock, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903
Loen Fjord-Norway, Private Owner  *1891
Loyne Fjord, Bridgeport (Conn) Library 1897
Loyne Fjord, National Academy of Design 1896
Marine, National Academy of Design  1879
Mending Nets, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Moon Light,  a. National Academy of Design 1897
                      b. 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Moonlight Night  Norwegian Fjord, 5th Prize Fund Ex (AAGallery) 1889
Moonlight-Winter, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Moonrise, National Academy of Design 1888
Moonrise on the New Jersey Marshes, Philadelphia Art Gallery 1904
Morning Duties, Brooklyn Society of Artists 1919
Naevoe Fjord (Norway), National Academy of Design 1903
Night Scene, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Norway,  5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Norwegian “Fjord” (#72), 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Norwegian “Fjord” (#189), 5TH Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Norwegian Landscape, National Academy of Design 1891
Norwegisches Hochland im Abendsonnenschein, Nagel Auction (Sold 1991) *1891
Norwegische Landschaft mit Schafherde, Bolland & Marotz (Sold 1991)  *1909
Old Backus Homestead, Brooklyn Daily Eagle    June  1899
Old Mill, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Playmates, National Academy of Design   1892
Return of the Flock, American Art Gallery(Auction)  1904
Saw Mill in the Highlands of Norway (Flardanger Fjord), National Academy of Design 1879
Saw Mill, Norway, Brooklyn Society of Artists 1919
Sheep Along a Path, Shannons Art Auction  2004        
Sheep in a Barn, Samuel T. Freeman Auction  1925
Sheep Resting in Pasture, Cohen Fontaine 2002    
Shipwreck Against a Rocky Cliff, Schwarz Gallery, PA  Auction 1992             
Soap Bubbles, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903
Soerfjord, Norway, National Academy of Design 1887
Song Before Sleep, Vendue Huis Auction (Auction) 1997
Soyne Fjord, Norway, Anderson Galleries (Auction) 1919
Spring, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction)  1903
Spring Afternoon, National Academy of Design  1895
Spring Ploughing, Brooklyn Society of Artists 1918
Study of Sheep, Brooklyn Society of Artists 1919
Summer, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction)  1903
Summer Moonrise, Norway, Anderson Galleries (Auction) *1888
Sunset, a. National Academy of Design  1886
            b. 5th Ave Gallery, NY(Auction) 1903
The Coming Storm, National Academy of Design  1889
The First Step, a. 5th Ave Gallery, NY(Auction)  1903
                        b. Sloans    (Auction) 1992
                        c. Christies Auction (Sold) 1993
The Geiranger Fjord, National Academy of Design 1894
The Knitting Lesson, National Academy of Design 1902
The Last Road, Brooklyn Society of Artists 1918
The Mill Dam, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903
The Mountain Path, Referenced NY Times Dec 3  1891
The Snowy Road, Skinner Auction (Sold) 1996
The Woodland Brook, National Academy of Design 1886
The Woodland Lake, National Academy of Design   1892
The Wounded Leader, National Academy of Design 1894
Two Kittens, National Academy of Design 1892
Waterwell by A Cottage, Butterfields(Auctioned 1981)*1886
Western Landscape, Brigham Young University       
Winter, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903
Winter's Day, 5th Ave Gallery,NY (Auction) 1903
Winter Evening,  a. 4th Prize Exhibition (AAGallery) 1888
                            b. National Academy of Design 1891
                            c. 5th Ave Gallery, NY(Auction) 1903
Winter Moonrise, 5th Prize Fund Exhib (AAA GAL) 1889
Woodsman, 5th Ave Gallery, NY (Auction) 1903

*This is the actual date on the painting.  Other dates are dates of exhibition.           


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BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE:
ROBERT KLUTH, NOTED MARINE ARTIST, DIES

Paintings Bought by Carnegie for Libraries and Museums.
Robert Kluth, a widely known marine and landscape painter, many of whose paintings of Norwegian fjord scenes were purchased by the late Andrew Carnegie for public libraries and museums, died suddenly yesterday, of a stroke, at his residence, 4204 Avenue Q, Flatbush Gardens.  He had been suffering from heart trouble for some time.

Mr. Kluth was born in Germany in 1854 and came to this country when he was 7 years old. He spent his boyhood days at Fishkill-on-the Hudson, and after studying art in this country, spent several years studying under professors at Dusseldorf, Germany, and in Norway. He specialized in landscapes and marines, and had exhibited his paintings at the National Academy of Design in Manhattan, in the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and at exhibitions in the larger cities throughout the country. Andrew Carnegie was especially fond of his Norwegian fjord scenes and was one of the first to recognize their full merit.

Mr. Kluth lived in Brooklyn most of his lifetime. He was an active member of the Brooklyn Society of Artists, and a member of Ridgewood Council, No. 678, Royal Arcanum. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Embree Kluth; a son, Charles R. Kluth, a realty broker of Brooklyn, and a sister, Mrs. Jerome R. Reimers of Washington, D.C.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at Mr. Kluth's late home, conducted by the Rev. Charles William Roeder, pastor of the Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church, and the Interment will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery.

BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE: ART CRITIC TELLS OF KLUTH'S WORK:
Robert C. Kluth, the Brooklyn artist who died suddenly at his home, 4202 Avenue Q, on Thursday, will be buried from his late residence today at 2 o'clock.

Robert Kluth was born in Macklenburg-Schwerin, Germany in 1854. His parents came to America in 1861. In the early seventies he returned to Europe and studied at Dusseldorf and spent much time in Norway sketching. Before going to Europe to study he worked at lithography. Among those early lithographs is a racehorse published by Currier & Ives in 1872. Lithography, however, was considered by Mr. Kluth a mere means of attaining his end the getting together of the necessary funds for studying abroad. Interesting as his lithographs are, they have not the individuality of his later work.

Mr. Kluth's paintings may be divided into three classes the landscapes which often contain sheep: the still-lifes and the interiors with figures. Many of his landscapes are of the Norway fjords from sketches, which he made there in the seventies. The sketches are very solidly painted and afforded an excellent foundation upon which to build his art.

Mr. Kluth felt that the practice of painting still-lifes was an important aid to the artist's technical training. He continued painting them throughout his life, and with the past year or two he has painted canvases of the familiar bowls and jugs and fruit which have been the standard subjects of the still-life painter since the time of Chardin. The interiors with figures are true pictures of American life of today. One represents the modern kitchen with its stove and washtubs with the family at the table and the cat and kittens playing on the floor.

Robert Kluth was one of the founders of the Brooklyn Society of Artists. Brooklyn has lost one of its most important painters who was not only admired for his art but also for his qualities as a man. Hamilton Easter Field.


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