Oberlin's Namesake: John Frederick Oberlin (1740-1826)

Paintings of Oberlin's region in Alsace

The painter Juliette Kromer Kessler (born Strasbourg, France, 1890-1977) came to America in 1912. She married Oberlin Professor of Music Maurice P. Kessler, and studied art at Oberlin in 1922-23. Kessler made several paintings of the Ban de la Roche, three of which are in the collections of the Oberlin College Archives. 

Waldersbach in Alsace-Lorraine (above), painted by Kessler in 1945, was a gift from Harold S. Wood and the Oberlin College Class of 1923 at their 65th reunion, in 1988. This and the painting represented to the right both depict the village of Waldersbach, where Oberlin and his family lived. The third painting depicts the village of Fouday. Oberlin traveled between five villages in the foothills of the Vosges mountains to carry out his work: Waldersbach, Fouday, Belmont, Bellefosse, and Solbach.

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