Arnold Krug

  Arnold Otto Krug was born in 1896 in Forest, Wisconsin, the second youngest of ten children. Krug worked as an auto mechanic in Milwaukee until he went to Arizona to follow his passion for painting. A disciplined artist, he would go into the desert at the same time every day to paint. A favorite subject was the Superstition Range east of Phoenix.

At one time he was engaged to a girl from Milwaukee, but the relationship ended when he moved to Arizona. At various times from 1927 to 1942 he lived in Arizona and California. He never married. Arnold died in May, 1942 in Phoenix from Broncho pneumonia.  He is buried at the Rienzi cemetary in Fond Du Lac.

Information courtesy of Caren Gantner and Joann King, Krug's Great Nieces

Arnold Otto Krug Circa 1935
Arnold Krug-Circa 1936

One of the Blue Coyote Gallery's primary objectives is to acquire biographical information about historically important Arizona artists. Background and biographical information about many of the deceased artists we represent is often very sketchy and limited at best. We are trying to acquire information before people who knew these artists personally are no longer around. 


If you knew Arnold Krug personally, or knew someone who did, we would be grateful if you could share any biographical information, stories, or anecdotes you may have. Information can be sent via email or postal mail. We would also be glad to arrange interviews either via telephone or in person. 


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  Arnold Krug Superstitions May 1935
  Arnold Krug Springtime in the Superstitions
  Arnold Krug Papago Buttes
  We are always interested in purchasing or accepting on consignment work by Arnold Krug.  Please contact us with any inquiries.


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