Servant of God: German Painter, Berthold Imhoff (52/52)

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Subjects: Art, Canadian History, Immigration, Sociology

Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: White Pine Pictures
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: Yes

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Against the harsh backdrop of pioneer prairie life just prior to World War I, Bethold Imhoff, a well-to-do German painter, planted his large family and built a large wooden home amid sod huts in rural Saskatchewan. He was an awkward farmer, but an avid painter who welcomed other immigrants into his studio. Often working for free, Imhoff painted the walls and ceilings of churches and cathedrals scattered across Saskatchewan. Barely surviving the Great Depression, he was later recognized by the Vatican for his acts of faith and kindness. His legacy endures in the beauty he brought to the prairies, and in the museum run by his descendants. In French: Serviteur de Dieu: Berthold Imhoff, peintre allemand

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