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William Saltzman (1916-2006)
Painter, sculptor, muralist, designer and teacher William Saltzman's work can be found in numerous area public buildings and places of worship.  Using several types of materials, including stained glass, metal, wood and paint, Saltzman designed and produced artwork for Minnesota buildings such as the Temple of Aaron, St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Zion Temple, Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar, United Hospitals, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Minnesota.
Born in Minneapolis, Saltzman is first noted for entering his work into Minnesota State Fair exhibitions beginning in 1936.  During WWII, Saltzman was a camouflage advisor for the US Government.  From 1948 to 1963, Saltzman was the Director of the Rochester Art Center, which served a small but growing arts community in Southeastern Minnesota.  During this time he continued to be involved in several local and national exhibitions of his work.  In the 1970s his work was shown at the Suzanne Kohn Gallery.  Additionally, Saltzman continued a teaching career that started with a position in the Fairmont, Minnesota Public Schools and concluded with his retirement from the art faculty at Macalester College in 1985.
Along with the many commissions he completed for large spaces, Saltzman's work is part of the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, and the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.
 




Square Tumble  1980
oil on canvas  46 x 46
$2,900






Orbita  1980
oil on canvas  50 x 30-1/8
$1,900




Hopper  1988
oil on canvas  72 x 48-7/8
$4,600



Bridge Scape  1998
pastel  20-3/4 x 15
$500



Veiled Sky  1992
mixed media watercolor  30 x 22
$800
    


Equipoise  1980
oil on canvas  50 x 74
$4,600




untititled relief  1994
wood sculpture  24-3/4 x 34-3/4 x 6
$1,200





Eruption  1989
watercolor  30 x 22
$800




Geometrics  2002
oil on linen  29 x 39
$1,400




Instruments  1996
pastel  64 x 36
$2,800

Dancers  1991
37 x 22 x 14
$1,800




Tidal Wave  1989
watercolor  30 x 22-1/2
$800




Storm Beyond  1993
mixed media watercolor 
30 x 22
$800





Catenary Contrast  2003
oil on panel  20 x 30
$850




untitled #5  2002
oil on linen  28 x 39
$1,700




Symbolic Relief  1992
painted wood, wood, fabric
34 x 18
$1,200




Pinnacle  1988
mahogany and maple
16-1/2 x 10 x 6
$1,100




unititled with yellow line  2004
oil on panel  12-1/2 x 19-1/2
$800



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