Flora of Minnesota

Creator(s)
Elmer Garnsey (Design)

Type

Mural

Location

Second Floor
House Retiring Room

Date Completed
1904

Date Placed
1904

Due to the daily business use of this room, this artwork is not available for public viewing.

Description

Elmer Garnsey, the capitol’s director of decorations, designed the layout of the canvas above the wainscoting to depict trees and flowers found in Minnesota, based on a suggestion from capitol architect Cass Gilbert. In the background amid the variety of trees are sunlit ponds and other landscape features.