Red Pickup 3

Red Pickup 3, oil on panel, 40" x 60"

Richard received a M.F.A. in painting from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. in art from the University of Iowa. He’s been in numerous shows at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis. Several of Richard’s paintings have been selected by the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program for loan to the U.S. Embassies in Berlin, Germany and Kalonia, Micronesia. Richard’s work is in the collections of American Express Financial Advisers, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Norwest Corporation, Cargill Corporation, and Wells Fargo Corporation.

Krogstad, an Iowa native who now lives near Minneapolis, paints the Midwestern landscape, concentrating on the region’s skies, rivers, lakes, and “strong, honest farm buildings”. He is particularly drawn to skies, as is evident from the sometimes threatening, sometimes wispy clouds that dominate many of his paintings. Richard sees painting as a way of preserving the pastoral landscape. He writes, “Perhaps what is left can be considered worth saving, if it is seen with new eyes.”

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