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2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 358

Knute Heldner "Silver Birches" Oil Painting 1932

Estimate: $800 - $1,600

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Knute Heldner (Swedish/American, 1875-1952). Oil on canvas painting titled "Silver Birches" depicting a peaceful nature scene with silver birch trees, 1932. Signed along the lower right. Further signed, dated, and titled along the verso.

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: 19 in x width: 23 1/4 in. Framed; height: 24 in x width: 28 in.


The painting is in good condition with no visible tears, creases, or losses. The surface is stable, and the color is bold and bright. When inspected under UV light, there is no visible sign of restoration. Light wear to the frame.

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