Louis Joseph Kaep, American (1903 – 1991)

Louis Joseph Kaep
Studied: Frederick V. Poole, Wellington Reynolds, Karl Buehr, Charles A. Willimousky, F. De Forest Shook, Elmer Forsberg, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa; Chicago Art Institute, Chicago Ill.; Foreign Travel and Study; Summer School of painting, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.

Prizes & Honors: Municipal Collection of Chicago; Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa; Dubuque Senior high School; American Academy of Arts and Letter, New York City; Honorable mention American Watercolor Society.

Clubs & Associations: Salmagundi Club (date admitted) 1950; Chicago Galleries Assn.; American Watercolor Society; Greenwich Society of Artists; Westport Artist Assn. Illinois Society if Fine Arts; Assn. of Chicago Painters and Sculptors; Dubuque Art Assn.; American Institute of Graphic Arts; Palette and Chisel Club; All Illinois Society of Fine Arts; Chicago Galleries Assn.

Exhibitions: American Watercolor Society, New York City; Connecticut Watercolor Society, New Haven Conn., International Watercolor Exhibition, Chicago Ill. ; Washington Watercolor Society, Washington D.C.; Chicago Painters and Sculptors.

List of Important Works & Commissions: Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa; Dubuque Art Assn.; City of Chicago; American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City; Janesville Art Assn.; Janesville, Wisconsin; Dubuque Senior High School.
“Back to the Big Top” – purchased for Municipal Collection of Chicago ill.; “Antique Dealer’s Porch” purchased through the Childe Hassam Fund by the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Commission of 20 watercolors of Haiti.
Sketching trips to: Taos, New Mexico; Arizona; England, France; Switzerland; Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sicily; Tunis; Algiers; Smokey Mountain; California, Catalina Island; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands; Haiti; Jamaica; Quebec and the Gaspe; New England State.

Instructor, School of Art Institute, Chicago, Ill. ’26-‘27
Instructor, Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, Ill. ’41-‘42

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