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AN AMERICAN GALLERY
Celebrating 27 Years of 19th, 20th and 21st Century American Art
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CARL HENRIK JONNEVOLD

(1856-1955)

American Realist

Gallery Historians

American Realist Carl Henrik Jonnevold is recognized for his ability to capture the sublime essence of mountain vistas, seascapes, and National Parks such as Yosemite.




Table Of Contents

I. Biography

Born in Norway on June 1, 1856, Jonnevold moved to America in his twenties. He began painting in the Northwest and years later moved to San Francisco where had a studio. Jonnevold was self-educated, and enjoyed the Realist style. In the first part of the 20th Century he traveled to Paris, where he observed Old Masters in museums and galleries. Clearly, it was the French Barbizon style of the 1880's which had the most influence on Jonnevold’s painting.

Jonnevold was a successful California landscape artist throughout his 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. 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.

II. An Analysis of the Artist's Work

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III. Exhibitions (select list)

  • 1897 Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 1899-1902 California State Fair
  • 1908-1912 San Francisco Art Academy
  • 1909 Alaska-Yukon Exposition, Seattle, WA
  • IV. Collections (selected list)

  • California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA
  • De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  • Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, CA

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