FINE REGIONALIST PAINTING WELL LISTED SWEDISH AMERICAN OLOF GRAFSTROM

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A stunning oil on canvas landscape painting of a fishing scene possibly in Lindsborg Kansas. Signed lower left, dated and location- Olof Grafstrom 93(1893) Lindsborg Kas. The well listed Swedish American lived and painted in Oregon, Washington State, Kansas and Illinois. This is a magnificent example of his landscape genre.His paintings have sold for as much as $90,000! The framed dimensions are 38"W by 32 1/2"H and the sight measurements are 32 1/2"W by 26 1/4"H. Condition is very good, noting a recent cleaning and varnish and an old professional 1" patch to the sky about 5" down from the center. Probably original and very fine period frame. An excellent example of the painter's work and would be a major acquisition to any major collection! Born in Attmar, Sweden, Jonas Grafström was in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1880s, living first in Portland, Oregon in 1886, and then in Spokane, Washington. He also taught for four years at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas and then moved to Rock Island, Illinois, where he taught at Augustana College until 1920. Source: Doris Dawdy, Artists of the American West, Volume III

Item Details

Reference #:
127_2710
Quantity
1
Category
Fine Art
Department
Antiques
Year
1893
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
VG
Material