Adolph Heinze (5 February 1887 – 1958) was an American painter and artist known primarily for his mountain and seasonal landscape paintings.
Life and career
Adolph Heinze was born on February 5, 1887, in Chicago, Illinois. He studied painting under Karl Albert Buehr, Grant, Henry B. Snell, and later, with William Merritt Chase in New York. He was a member of the Painters and Sculptors of Chicago, the All-Illinois Society of Fine Arts, and the Chicago Gallery Association, where he exhibited in 1927.
Between 1925 and 1930, he exhibited thirteen works at the Art Institute of Chicago. He also exhibited at the Municipal Art League. He won awards from the Municipal Art League of Chicago and the Chicago Gallery Association, both in 1927.
Heinze's artwork impressed the President of the Great Northern Railway, Louis W. Hill, who, in order to sell the West to the prospective traveler, hired artists, including Heinze, Charles Marion Russell, Joseph Scheuerle, Kathryn W. Leighton, and John Fery, to paint Montana's picturesque Glacier Park scenery. The artists were hired to capture the "Swiss Alps" of America as part of their campaign to persuade travelers to "See America First Campaign."
Heinze painted Rocky Mountain landscapes in the 1920s including Mountain Trail which is in the collection of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Fort Worth, Texas. Other Heinze paintings are hanging in several high schools: The Cloud Break, John Marshall High School, Chicago; Booth Bay Harbor, Downers Grove High School, Illinois; and Mt. Wilbur, American Fork High School, Utah.
Heinze passed away on June 11, 1958, in Glenview, Illinois.