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2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 356

Knute Heldner "Third Ave. Bridge #2" Painting 1914

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

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Knute Heldner (Swedish/American, 1886-1952). Oil on canvas painting titled "Third Ave. Bridge #2" depicting the Third Avenue Bridge (originally known as the St. Anthony Falls Bridge) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1914.

Provenance: Distinguished corporate collection, Minnesota.

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: 29 1/2 in x width: 33 1/4 in. Framed; height: 35 1/2 in x width: 39 1/2 in.


The painting has been relined. There is craquelure throughout the painting and scattered areas of paint loss. The most notable loss to the paint layer is underneath the leftmost arch of the bridge. The artwork is double-framed and the inset frame is loose within the larger frame.

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