Arnold H. Rönnebeck

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Sculptor Arnold Rönnebeck (1885-1947) was part of the "Stieglitz circle" and settled in Denver where he served as director of the Denver Art Museum from 1926-1931. Rönnebeck married Louise Emerson (1901-1980) in 1926. Emerson was a painter and muralist who worked on New Deal mural commissions in Wyoming and Colorado.

Arnold Rönnebeck was born in Nassau, Germany, in 1885 and became a noted sculptor and lithographer. He attended the Royal Art School in Berlin and Munich and moved to Paris in 1908 where he studied under Aristede Maillol and Emile Bourdelle. In 1922 he emigrated to the United States where he became part of the Stieglitz circle. In 1925 he visited Taos, New Mexico, and met his future wife, Louise Emerson, born Mary Louise Harrington Emerson in 1901. After their marriage, the Rönnebecks lived in Denver where Arnold Rönnebeck worked as director of Denver Art Museum and made a living mostly from his portrait busts. He died in 1947. Louise Emerson Rönnebeck died in 1980.

From the guide to the Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Rönnebeck papers, 1884-2002, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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creatorOf Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Rönnebeck papers, 1884-2002 Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935 person
associatedWith Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943 person
associatedWith Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962 person
associatedWith Luhan, Tony person
associatedWith Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952 person
associatedWith Rönnebeck, Louise Emerson, 1901-1980 person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 person
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Portrait sculpture


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