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Otto August Kuhler (American 1894 – 1976)

(  aka  Otto Kuhler,  O. Kuhler  )

Gallery of Otto August Kuhler Paintings:

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Otto Kuhler was born in Remscheid near Essen, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1923. He became one of the best known industrial designers of American railroads. Kuhler designed rail-motor cars for American Car & Foundry in the 1930s. He went on to design double-ended rail motor cars for the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway in 1940 and for Boston's Metropolitan Transit Authority in 1946. He became world-famous after designing the “Hiawatha” passenger train locomotives operated by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (between Chicago and destinations in the Midwest and Western United States). Named after the epic poem “The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, they were known by the colored embellishments designed by Kuhler. Kuhler also designed the napkins and draperies used in the dining cars. In addition to offering the artwork below for sale, Bedford Fine Art Gallery is also actively seeking to purchase artwork by Otto August Kuhler. Contact Us

Otto Kuhler was born in Remscheid near Essen, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1923. He became one of the best known industrial designers of American railroads. Kuhler designed rail-motor cars for American Car & Foundry in the 1930s. He went on to design double-ended rail motor cars for the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway in 1940 and for Boston's Metropolitan Transit Authority in 1946. He became world-famous after designing the “Hiawatha” passenger train locomotives operated by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (between Chicago and destinations in the Midwest and Western United States). Named after the epic poem “The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, they were known by the colored embellishments designed by Kuhler. Kuhler also designed the napkins and draperies used in the dining cars.

In addition to offering the artwork below for sale, Bedford Fine Art Gallery is also actively seeking to purchase artwork by Otto August Kuhler. Contact Us