Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt (American, 1878-1955) colored woodcut on cream Japan paper titled "North Sea Fisherman". Signed in pen upper left "Nordfeldt No 52 1906". Housed in a simple wooden frame with rounded corners. Sight: 9 1/8" H x 14 7/8" W. Framed: 14 3/4"H x 20 1/8" W. Circa 1906. Biography (Courtesy of AskArt: The Artists' Bluebook): Norfeldt was a painter, etcher, engraver and teacher. 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 Academie Julian in 1900 as a pupil of Jean Paul Laurens, where he was much influenced by the painting styles of Manet, Gauguin and Cezanne and was especially taken with the strong, bold coloration of the newly introduced Fauves style. Moving to London, he studied etching and woodblock cutting as a pupil of Frank M. Fletcher. He exhibited work at the Royal Academy of London. During World War I, Nordfeldt was in California where he worked as a camouflage painter for the Navy and was also in Europe on military duty. Previous to that, he had an exhibition entry in the San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, winning a silver medal for an etching. Throughout his career, especially when he was living in New Mexico, Nordfeldt made many trips to California. In 1937, he exhibited work with the San Francisco Art Association. Condition: Overall light toning with a couple of vertical bands of darker toning.
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