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    BROR JULIUS OLSSON NORDFELDT (American, 1878-1955)
    Red House, 1954
    Oil on artist's board
    22-1/4 x 30 inches (56.5 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Nordfeldt 1954

    Nordfeldt immigrated to America in 1891, taking a job in Chicago as a typesetter for a Swedish newspaper. The fourteen-year-old's artistic talent was quickly recognized by his employer who encouraged him to pursue formal artistic training. In 1899 Nordfeldt enrolled at the Chicago Art Institute and later studied in Paris at the Académie Julian with Jean Paul Laurens. From 1917 to 1940, Nordfeldt lived and painted in Santa Fe, where he was elected an associate member of the Taos Society of Artists. Although this work was done after Nordfeldt left New Mexico, the brilliant palette he utilized is similar to that of other Taos artists and reveals the influence of Fauvism.


    More information about BROR JULIUS OLSSON NORDFELDT, also known as Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt.

    Condition Report*: Good condition with minor abrasion and paint loss upper left, upper right, and lower right corners.
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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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