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$1,750 Escalator signed 1940 oil on canvas 24" x 20"
$900 Untitled (Yellow House) signed oil on canvas 17" x 20"
$250 In Alabama signed 1938 ink drawing 7.25" x 9.25"
SOLD Garage at Dayton, Minnesota signed (Minneapolis Institute of Art label) oil on canvas 20" x 24"
Edwin Nooleen (1889 - 1964)
Edwin Nooleen lived in Minneapolis and Onamia, MN. He farmed near Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota and was a builder by trade.
He produced wood carvings, oils, drawings and lithographs. The Minnesota Historical Society owns seven of his pieces from 1937 – 1942.
Although self-taught, Nooleen was no amateur. He produced a large body of work in the style of the WPA. In 1989, the Minnesota Historical Society Quarterly used his 1937 “Farm Auction” piece on its cover.
He visited the South and was a social realist, often depicting a common person working.