Flora of Minnesota
Elmer Garnsey (Design)
Due to the daily business use of this room, this artwork is not available for public viewing.
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.