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Sunday

American Impressionist Painter Johann Berthelsen (1883 – 1972)

Johann Berthelsen was a prolific American Impressionist painter, known for his poetic urban scenes.
He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, his father was a tenor in the Royal Opera. Berthelsen immigrated to the US with his parents when he 6. In 1905, Berthelsen graduated from The Music Conservatory of Chicago College of Performing Arts.
He toured the United States and Canada as lead baritone for the Chicago Grand Opera Company. In 1913, Berthelsen became head of the voice department at Indianapolis Conservatory of Music. In 1920, Berthelsen opened a private studio in New York City, where he gave voice lessons. Berthelsen was encouraged to take up painting by Norwegian-American painter Svend Svendsen.
More about the artist berthelsenart.com Oil Painting by Impressionist Painter Johann BerthelsenEvening by the Plaza, New York City c.1950

Landscape Painting by Impressionist Artist Johann Berthelsen

Contemporary Spanish Painter Costa Vila

Costa Vila (b.1953, Barcelona) studied at the Sant Jordi Art School, then at the famous Massana School, Barcelona. In 1980s, he moved to Montmartre and later to London and New York. His artwork won various awards.
the artist's site

Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaInterior

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaPlaza Real, Barcelona

Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaView of the Opera



Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaCafe de Flore, Paris

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaInterior

Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa Vila
Boulevard Haussman

Artwork of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa Vila

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaBistrot Paris

Interior Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaInterior

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaJardin des Tuileries, Paris

Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaInterior Cadaques

Artwork of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa Vila

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa Vila

Paintings by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa Vila

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaCafe Capucines Paris

Artwork of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaTuilleries Paris

Interior Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa Vila

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaCarroussel

Artwork of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaInterior Pub

Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaBuffet Bar

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa Vila

Art of Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaDancing

Cityscape Painting by Contemporary Spanish Artist Costa VilaLa Rambla, Barcelona

Tuesday

Swedish Painter Ava de Lagercrantz (1862-1938)

Portrait by Swedish Painter Ava de LagercrantzSoprano Greta Torpadie Bratt

Ava de Lagercrantz was a Swedish royal portrait painter, working in Sweden, New York (1903-1923), Stockholm (1923-1936) and Paris (1936-1938).
She studied in Stockholm and in Paris. The artist participated in the Paris Salon in 1888, 1889 and 1890th In Paris. While living in New York, Ava de Lagercrantz twice was called home to Sweden, to paint the reigning monarchs.
Ava Lagercrantz was a cousin of Sweden's Ambassador in Washington, Herman Lagercrantz and this became a conduit for orders of portraits in oils, pastels and miniatures from the diplomatic corps, the world of opera and prominent New Yorkers. She was the daughter of Vice Admiral Jacob Reinhold Lagercrantz and died unmarried.

New York Times, May 2, 1909

"Miss Lagercrantz Back from Stockholm, Where King Gustav Sat for Her"


Miss Ava de Lagercrantz, a cousin of the Swedish Minister at Washungton, has returned to New York after a visit to Stockholm to paint the portrait of King Gustav. Miss de Lagercrantz has been in this city for the last six years, and the "command" to paint the King came in October.

The portrait is in miniature, and the copy, which is to be seen at the syudio in Carnegie Hall, shows the King in the full-dress blue uniform of an Admiral, and adorned with many decorations and orders.

A room was made ready in the palace and the uniform placed on a mannikin., so that the details of the picture could be worked out at leisure. The King received the artist when he had time for a sitting, posing in the full-dress uniform to assist the artist. "His Majesty's considerateness was far beyond that of the ordinary sitter," said Miss de Lagercrantz, "and it would be so nice if only some of the New York leaders in society, who want to have their pictures painted, would be only hald as obliging. The women here have no consideration for the artists. They must wait till the ladies have finished with the dressmaker or been to the seventh afternoon tea. In fact, a monarchy is much more democratic in that way than a republic, where every one claims to be so democratic."

Among the Swedish artist's other royal commisions have been the portrait of King Oscar, the father of the present Swedish ruler, and the Princess Theresa.

Monday

Impressionist Painter William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941)

Art of Impressionist Painter William McGregor PaxtonLa Russe 1913

The American Impressionist artist William McGregor Paxton is considered one of the "Boston School" painters of the early 20th century along with Frank Benson, Joseph DeCamp, Philip Leslie Hale, Edmund Tarbell.
Influenced by the artwork of the 17th-century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer and French Impressionism, Paxton's canvases with his favorite subject of beautiful women gained large public appreciation during his lifetime. The artist earned a reputation as one of the premier portrait painters of his day.
Paxton received his first medal in 1901, then there were the awards in 1920, 1922, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1935.
Paxton received a scholarship to the Cowles School of Art at the age of 18, in 1887. Two years later he left for Paris to study at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts.
The artist taught at the Museum School from 1906 to 1913.
Paxton painted the presidents Grover Cleveland and Calvin Coolidge.

Art of Impressionist Painter William McGregor PaxtonGirl Combing Her Hair 1909

Art of Impressionist Painter William McGregor PaxtonPenumbra 1915



Art of Impressionist Painter William McGregor PaxtonMollie Scott and Dorothy Tay 1895


Artwork of Impressionist Painter William McGregor PaxtonThe String of Pearls 1908


Artwork of Impressionist Painter William McGregor PaxtonThe Front Parlor

Artwork of Impressionist Painter William McGregor Paxtonrose and Blue 1913

Oil Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonGlitter

Oil Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonIn The Studio 1905

Oil Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonSylvia 1908

Oil Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonThe Sisters 1904

Oil Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonThe Album

Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonGreen Dress

Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonPretty Girl 1926

Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonReddy and the Macaw 1918

Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonOther Room

Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonCherry 1906

Women in Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonTea Leaves 1908

Women in Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonThe Red Fan (Portrait of Mrs William Paxton) 1906

Women in Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonPortrait of Eleanor Anne Schrafft 1926

Women in Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonPortrait of Enid Hallin

Women in Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonPortrait of Mrs. Junius S. Morgan 1915

Women in Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonThe New Necklace 1910

Women in Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonOriental Jar 1912

Portrait Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonShade Hat 1912

Portrait Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonGirl with Green Apples 1911

Portrait Painting by Impressionist Artist William McGregor PaxtonIn the Sunlight (Portrait of the Artist's Wife) 1908

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