Adolph Robert Shulz

Birth:7-12-1869, Delavan Wisconsin
Death: 1-24-1963, Nashville In.
Married: Ada Walter 1894, Alberto Rehm.
Known For: Landscapes

Associations: Charter Member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association, Chicago Art Galleries Association, Indiana Artist Club, Chicago Society of Artists

Awards:  Hoosier Salon 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1935, Chicago Young Fortnightly, 1896, Fredricks Grover 1898, Chicago Municipal Art League 1908, Milwaukee Art Institute 1918 and the Nelson Vance 1937


Adolph Shultz is considered the founder of the Nashville Art Colony.
He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago the New York and the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase.
Traveled to Paris with Ada to study at the Julian and Colarossi academies under LeFebvre, Constant and Laurens.
Although he studied portraiture, the Wisconsin landscape drew him away from portraits to landscape painting.
Adolph spent hours painting the place he and his father visited as a young boy.
Adolph read about Brown County and first visited the rural area in 1900 but felt at the time was too primitive for his wife and child.
Once the children were older they spent summers in Brown County, as transportation and living conditions started to improve in the area
Moved permanently to Brown County in 1914
Walter, their son enlisted in WWI was wounded and died a month after armistice was signed in France
Alberta Rehm who was a student of Adolph eventually became his wife after he divorced Ada
Donated land for the future home of the Brown County Art Gallery

1. M. Joanne Nesbit and Barbara Judd - Those Brown County Artists - "The Ones Who Came, the Ones Who Stayed, The Ones Who Moved On 1900 - 1950" - Nanna's Books 1993
2. Lyn Letsinger-Miller - The Artists of Brown County - Indiana University Press Bloomington and Indianapolis 1994



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