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The Portrait of Mary Dohn by Pauline Dohn Rudolph

By Nan Greenough One of the most beautiful pieces in the Winnetka Historical Society’s art collection is an exquisite large oil portrait of a young woman in a Chinese robe.  This summer the painting was the object of a quest when Charles Rudolph, the artist’s grandson, came from New Mexico to Winnetka to visit the […]

Painting by Pauline Dohn Rudolph, 1901

Pauline Dohn Rudolph: Winnetkan and National Artist

Gazette Article by Maura Rogan, Fall/Winter 2005 Updated July 2022 The arts were in her blood. Pauline Amalie Dohn was born in Chicago in 1865 to Adolf W. and Pauline Dohn. Adolf, who immigrated to Chicago from Germany in 1853, was the first conductor of the Apollo Musical Club in Chicago and an organist for […]