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Jacob Theodore Sohner (1906-1962)
Sohner was a Norwegian-American painter, who received much of his art training in the St. Paul, Minnesota area. In 1933, he studied in Europe and worked with the French sculptor and painter, Andre L'Hote.
Sohner was a regular ribbon-winner for his paintings at the Minnesota State Fair, and he was highly successful in receiving commissions for his portraits.
Later in life he moved increasingly towards cubism, but Sohner's sudden death in 1962 prevented him from further experimenting with this technique.