North Hibbing Carnegie Library murals
Art Business

North Hibbing Carnegie Library murals

For the past two weeks, this page has been focused on celebrating the history of Hibbing’s libraries. This topic will wrap up today with a look at one very special aspect of the libraries: the Rosenkranz murals. Clarence C. Rosenkranz was born in Hammondsport, N.Y., in 1866. He came to Duluth to teach painting and did many pieces of commissioned artwork, including the murals for the North Hibbing Library in 1916-1917. He left Duluth in 1927 and did commissioned art in many places around the world. He died in 1946. The North Hibbing Carnegie library featured a unique floating ceiling. The ceiling was suspended from cables to eliminate damage that might occur from blasting in the nearby mines. Around the walls of the library were the Rosenkranz murals. The following information was taken from the summer 2016 Hibbing Historical Society newsletter and also from a brochure in January 1984 prepared by the Hibbing Historical Society and The First Settler’s Association of Hibbing Since I was a young girl, the author Marguerite Henry has been one of my favorite writers. In her 1969 book, “Dear Readers and Riders,” she discusses the “frustrations of research. Seldom do two ‘authorities’ agree! (Even […]

OrangeniusInc Tweets