Winter Scene, Svend Svendsen

1987.034.004

Title

Winter Scene, Svend Svendsen

Identifier

1987.034.004

Date

ca. 1900

Creator

Svend Svensen

Coverage

Chicago, Illinois

Source

Gift of J. Harry and Josefa Andersen

Format

Oil on canvas
Dimensions: height, 11.5 inches; width, 24 inches.

Subject

Norwegian-American Fine Art
Painting
Oil Painting
Sven Svendsen
Winter Scene

Description

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.

Collection

Citation

Svend Svensen, “Winter Scene, Svend Svendsen,” Virtual Galleries, accessed December 22, 2014, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/484.