Winter Scene, Svend Svendsen [1987.034.004]

'<em>Winter Scene</em>, Svend Svendsen [1987.034.004]'

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Svend Svendsen was born in Oslo, Norway in1864. He emigrated to Chicago in 1881. He was primarily a self-taught artist who was known for his snow scenes, which often have a red glow of light. A news article in 1934 reported that Svendsen had died. The artist, who had been sick but was still alive, borrowed Mark Twain's famous comment and wrote a retort, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Svendsen died in 1945.

Vesterheim has 26 pieces by Svendsen, most of them oil paintings.

Dimensions: height, 11.5 inches; width, 24 inches.

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Svend Svensen, “Winter Scene, Svend Svendsen,” Vesterheim Collections, accessed July 31, 2014, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/484.