Back Room Gallery
Don Koestner: American Impressionist Painter
For over 30 years, Master Framers has enjoyed a gallery relationship with Don Koestner. Not only did Master Framers exhibit Don's paintings in their showroom, but they also provided many of the hand finished frames seen on paintings done during that time. Master Framers also hosted several exhibits of Don's paintings and ink sketches over the years.
It is with sadness that we note Don's passing on December 23, 2009. To read the obituary click on this: Don Koestner Obituary
There is also a nice article about Don's life found at this link: Star Tribune Article
While we no longer have any of Don's paintings on display or for sale, we are always interested in purchasing or selling on behalf of Don's family. If you have a painting to sell, please feel free to contact us.
We also have copies of the two books written about Don available to purchase. DON KOESTNER-AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST is a coffee table style book full of images of many of his paintings along with some brief biographical notes. This is being sold at a REDUCED PRICE of $20. A WAY OF LIVING, a biography of Don written by Bill Hakala is also available AT A REDUCED PRICE in hard cover or soft cover editions, for $20 and $15 respectively. And, we have a few images on the website for all to enjoy as well. Just click on the link below.
Frame of the Month
Check back every month to see what interesting frame we've made. It could be a restoration, it could be a gilded frame or something as simple as a painted finish. In any case, it will be something we are proud of working on and think you will find interesting to look at.