CHARLES F. WIMAR AND OSCAR E. BERNINGHAUS ART RESEARCH PROJECTS

Over forty years ago Martin Kodner of St. Louis, Missouri began a love affair with the works of the great German/American artist, Charles Ferdinand (Carl) Wimar (1828-1862) and the great American artist and native St. Louisan, Oscar Edmund Berninghaus (1874-1952).  A member of the Appraisers Association of America as well as a listed expert on the artist, Kodner began the project of producing the first ever Charles Ferdinand Wimar and Oscar Edmund Berninghaus Cataloging Projects from the volumes of detailed information collected through the years.

Today, Martin Kodner’s sons, Jonathan and David Kodner, owners of Kodner Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri are continuing this project.  Through ongoing research, the Kodners are compiling data including biographical and documentary material (i.e. photographs, letters and correspondence), fine artwork (i.e. drawings, oil and watercolor/gouache paintings) and commercial material (i.e. advertisements, commission work, and illustrations) spanning the entire lifetime and oeuvre of the artist.

The cataloging projects will include an illustrated listing of known works from private and public collections worldwide as well as information and material obtained through public and private sources.

National and international solicitation is currently being conducted to obtain additional materials relating to Charles Ferdinand (Carl) Wimar and Oscar Edmund Berninghaus.  Owners of works or materials relating to these artists should contact Jonathan or David Kodner, 800-993-4478.  Funding for this project is made possible by Kodner Gallery.