Knute Heldner (Swedish/American, 1875-1952). Watercolor on paper painting titled "Paris" depicting an urban scene with the Seine flowing peacefully. Pencil signed and titled along the lower right.
Heldner trained at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and won the gold medal at the Minnesota State Fair in 1915. He lived in Duluth, Minnesota until 1934 after immigrating from Sweden in 1902. He also worked in New Orleans. He painted the landscapes and people in these places. His work won high acclaim, with one painting even being hung in the White House. His wife, Colette Pope Heldner, was also an artist.Sight; height: 9 3/4 in x width: 12 3/4 in. Framed; height: 18 1/2 in x width: 21 in.
The item is in good condition with no visible tears, creases, or losses. The paper is toned. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. Framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame.
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