Last Dance

Creator

Kim Falk

Title

Last Dance

Date

Unknown

Description

Color Giclee Print of an original watercolor painting on watercolor paper

Identifier

FAL. 23.1287
On loan to Counseling Center 2024

Subject

Autum Foliage

Relation

Former UW-Stout Staff Member (deceased)

Source

Donation from the Provost Office

Format

Framed-White Metal

Publisher

North Light Color , St. Louis Park, MN

Coverage

Kim Falk (1957-2002)

Kim Falk was a renowned watercolor artist and instructor whose artistic career flourished in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, she overcame personal challenges early in life and found her passion for art after earning both a bachelor's degree in Art and a master's degree in Media from UW-Stout. She studied with nationally known watercolor artists such as Bridget Austin, Rose Edin, Nita Engles, and Karlyn Holman. Kim’s vibrant and expressive style allowed her to rapidly produce paintings, completing as many as 500 to 600 pieces over her lifetime. Her work was widely appreciated and is displayed in many homes and businesses across the region and country.

In addition to her prolific painting career, Kim was a dedicated instructor, teaching at the Phipps Center for the Arts and conducting numerous workshops. She encouraged her students to experiment and have fun with the medium, often titling her classes "Just add water...". Her influence extended beyond her own art as she played a significant role in the local Dunn County art scene, helping to establish the local art tour and teaching fellow artists how to market their work. Kim's passion for art and her generous spirit left a lasting impact on her students and the artistic community.

Kim Falk passed away in 2002 at the age of 44 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Despite her untimely death, her legacy endures through the many lives she touched with her art and teaching. Her works have been featured in numerous galleries and exhibitions, and the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts held an art show in her honor. Her husband, Bob Falk, along with the local community, continues to cherish and celebrate her contributions to the arts.

Physical Dimensions

30 x 39" Frame

Files

Falk, Kim-001.jpg

Collection

Citation

Kim Falk, “Last Dance,” Furlong Gallery, accessed July 14, 2024, http://furlonggallery.net/items/show/1468.

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