Faggot Gatherer on Snowy Road, Svend Svendsen

1987.034.003

Title

Faggot Gatherer on Snowy Road, Svend Svendsen

Identifier

1987.034.003

Date

Unknown

Creator

Svend Svendsen

Coverage

Chicago, Illinois

Source

Gift of Harry and Josefa Andersen

Format

Oil on canvas
Dimensions: height, 26 inches; width, 20 inches.

Subject

Norwegian-American Fine Art
Painting
Oil Painting
Svend Svendsen
Faggot Gatherer on Snowy Road

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, 26 inches; width, 20 inches.

Collection

Citation

Svend Svendsen, “Faggot Gatherer on Snowy Road, Svend Svendsen,” Virtual Galleries, accessed October 24, 2017, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/485.