Blanden Memorial Art Museum

Fort Dodge, IA



Realization: A Retrospective of Paintings by Robert Halm

November 19, 1999 through January 16, 2000


This retrospective of Robert Halm's work includes landscapes, water scenes and still lifes ranging from the abstract to representational. Works from the retrospective vary from the intense hues of abstract colored fish to the muted colors of Midwestern landscapes that show Bob's appreciation for nature.

After earning an MFA from the University of Iowa Bob began his career teaching at Fort Dodge Community College and Senior High. In 1966 he began teaching at Iowa Central Community College where he stayed until retiring in 1989. Since the early fifties Bob has been a part of the Blanden in various positions from Trustee to Museum Director to his current position as volunteer and Docent instructor. His work for and with the Museum has covered five decades and he remains an active and valued member of the community and the art world. (right: Cooper's Cove Road, 1994, acrylic on masonite, 32 x 42 inches)

There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 20th. Bob will present a gallery talk at 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

A sixteen-page exhibition catalog is available. (left: cover of exhibition catalog with Januaryscape, 1970, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 38 inches)

The exhibition was organized by the Blanden Memorial Art Museum with funding provided by Frontier Communications, the Blanden Charitable Foundation and by the Catherine Vincent Deardorf Charitable Foundation.

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