Arthur H. Lindberg
Arthur Harold Lindberg first visited Buffalo in 1939, was inspired by the waterfront, and subsequently became an active member of the art community. He had a solo exhibition at Carl Bredemier Gallery in Buffalo called Our Industrial Waterfront. He was a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and became its president in 1954 and 1955. His work was shown in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s exhibition and catalogue, The Wayward Muse: A Historical Survey of Paintings in Buffalo (1987) and in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center’s thematic exhibition, Buffalo’s Grain Elevators (1997).
As an artist Lindberg followed the tradition of landscape painting. He painted not only the industrial Buffalo scenes for which he is most known, but also portrayed the beauty of nature through his use of oil, watercolor, and pastel. He was drawn to water as a subject, particularly waterfronts of the New England area. He married Esther Perry Barrlow in 1927; she became an apt watercolorist under his tutelage and an award winning quilter.