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Oil paintings to be donated

Descendants of a Swiss artist who lived near Goessel and Buhler around 1900 will present two of the painter’s original works to Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum in Goessel at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1.

Marlin Kym of Buhler, grandson of artist Emil Kym, will represent the family in unveiling “The Sinking of the Elbe” and “Seasons.” Both paintings are oils on cardboard.

Emil Kym emigrated from Mohlen, Switzerland, in 1896 and began to establish a reputation as an interior painter. He painted the interior of Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church and several homes. Two years later, he and his family moved near Buhler.

Kym died in 1918.

Last modified July 23, 2015

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