Book formatting by Michael Coyle and Annette LeSueur. Edited by Bill Hakala.
Few painters have captured the beauty of the rural Midwest and Minnesota northland with as much honesty, authenticity, and poetry as Don Koestner. This Minnesota native has spent more than half a century recording the natural world in an impressionistic style that reflects the artist’s fascination with light, his close observation of nature in all season, and his technical knowledge of the late nineteenth century landscape painters whose works inspired him to follow their course.
This richly illustrated book feature a gallery of the artist’s paintings produced over the past fifty-five years. Included is a biography of the painter, along with a Koestner essay on outdoor painting. Of special interest to painters and art students as well as collectors of his work is a compilation of this largely self-taught master painter’s notes on his painting influences and his use of composition, color, grinding pigments and other special techniques.