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Carl Henrik Jonnevold
Carl Jonnevold, Indian Rider, Yosemite Valley
Indian Rider, Yosemite Valley
Carl Jonnevold Moonrise over the River Thames in London
Moonrise over the River Thames
Carl Henrik Jonnevold 1856-1955, A Verdant Landscape  Oil on board, 8 x 10  $4,000
A verdant landscape

Carl Henrik Jonnevold was born in Norway in 1856. He came to America during the 1880s. While still in his twenties, he painted in the Northwest, but in his thirties, moved south to San Francisco where he established a studio near 16th and California Streets which he maintained for years.

He lived in Paris (and Munich) in the first decade of the 20th century. In Paris, he continued his course of self-education by devoting his time to studying works in the museums and galleries. His paintings thereafter took on aspects of 19th-century French genre and landscape painting, a style suited to Jonnevold's representational approach to landscape. He was primarily a painter of the California landscape, with special emphasis on marine subjects (waves breaking on a rocky shore) and mountain vistas.

Sketchy at best, here's what SullivanGoss.com of Santa Barbara, CA says about years after Jonnevold's painting career. "Unfortunately, with the Great Depression, Jonnevold’s lack of funds lead him to a dispute with his landlord. After this incident he moved out of San Francisco, and disappeared from the art community."

TrotterGalleries.com of Carmel, CA adds, " Although he nearly lived to be 100, nearly 30 years after his disappearance, Jonnevold was thought only to have created works up to his seventies. His works have gained renewed respect in recent years and are highly sought after by collectors. 

Sources: AskArt; Artists in California 1786 - 1940, Edan Milton Hughes, 3d ed.

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