by William Saltzman, 1960

About the art

A Macalester professor for many years, William Saltzman never wanted to be confined to just one medium. He made beautiful stained-glass windows (an example of which you can see at Edina Library), copper reliefs, and even worked as a camouflage advisor during World War II. Here at the library, you’ll find an older abstract painting by the Minnesota-born artist, channeling creative energy into exploring the interplay of color, light and texture, the elements intertwining to create depth and reflection.

Artist statement

“The principles of art apply to all media. When followed, an artist can transcend any physical limitations of a particular medium.”

Donated in memory of Peter B. Juster