Robert Lindeux Halftone Color Separation Negatives
Two 11" x 14" black & white glass plate negatives (halftone color separation negatives). There are two Robert Lindneux paintings depicted on each negative. The subject of one of the paintings are four moose crossing a log jammed river in a forest setting. The subject of the other painting are two loggers rolling logs on a river in a mountain setting.
These glass plates were used in the process of printing a catalog of Robert Lindneux paintings. The catalog is titled, "Pictures of the Great West by Robt. Lindneux : Catalogue of the Lindneux Art Publishing Co., 525 Fourteenth St., Denver, Colo." Based on elements seen surrounding the paintings as observed in many of the negatives' edges, it is assumed the plates were likely made by Lindneux himself. The fact that Lindneux published the catalog himself also contributes to this hypothesis. According to his memoir, Robert Ottokar Lindneux was born in New York City in 1871. Demonstrating a talent for art at a young age he traveled to Europe and attended the Art Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany; the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France; and the Munich Academy. In 1889 Lindneux saw the Buffalo Bill Wild West show in Paris; this was a pivotal experience that sparked his passion for the American West. Lindneux returned to America in 1898 and worked his way west to Montana. He worked as a trapper, horse wrangler and cowboy, learning about the life he wanted to paint. Settling in Denver, Colorado in 1918 Lindneux embarked upon a prolific career. Lindneux died in 1970. Lindneux’s best known works are the life size portrait of Buffalo Bill at the Buffalo Bill Museum on Lookout Mountain near Denver, Colorado and Trail of Tears on display at the Frank Phillips Woolaroc Museum, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. History Colorado has several of Lindneux’s significant historical works including Sand Creek Massacre its collection., This set was donated by Dave Brandhorst in 1996 but not accessioned or processed until 2010. The set originally came in through the photography department but was transferred to Art & Design because of the subject and process as related to paintings and lithography.
On the both paintings: ©L. ART. PUB. Co.
On the moose painting: 3 3/4"
On the logging painting: 3 Color Process / Lumberman Series