Of Norwegian background, Minnesota artist Arnold Klagstad was a founding member of the Minnesota Artists Association. Klagstad stands out among Minnesota painters for portraying the expanding inner city. He was one of the six artists hired by then University of Minnesota President Lotus D. Coffman to paint landscape scenes of various campus buildings and sites. Klagstad also enjoyed the distinction of being the first Minneapolis painter to sell his work to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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