Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt (New Mexico/New Jersey/Kansas/Sweden, 1878-1955) colored woodcut on cream Japan paper titled "The Quarry", depicting three working men hauling stones against a mountainous landscape. Pencil signed and dated "Nordfelt, No. 45, 1906" lower right. Hinge mounted and double matted. Sight – 8" H x 11" W. Sheet – 8 1/2" H x 11 3/4" W. Early 20th century. Provenance: descended in the family of the artist to the current consignor. Note a woodcut with this same image, numbered "25", was sold by this auction house May 21, 2011, lot 208. Biography: Norfeldt was a painter, etcher, engraver and teacher, who invented a method of printing more than one color with a single impression. Born in Sweden, he immigrated with his family to the U.S. as a child. He became a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1899 and later became an assistant to Albert Herter of New York, helping him paint a mural for the Paris Exhibition. In 1900, Nordfeldt went to France and remained there to study and teach. He attended the Academe Julian in 1900 as a pupil of Jean Paul Laurens, then went to London to study etching and woodblock cutting as a pupil of Frank M. Fletcher. He moved back and forth between the U.S. and Europe, but after WWI, returned to America. He spent much of his later life Santa Fe and Kansas. (source: AskArt & the James A Michener Art Museum). CONDITION: Overall very good condition with full margins and light fading/toning. 1" x 3" stain, lower right corner.
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