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Park Avenue, New York 1962

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  • Johann Berthelsen
    • Park Avenue, New York 1962

      Stock No: GAP0134

      Price : $45,500.00

      Circa:20c

      Medium: Oil on Canvas

      Framed: 24" x 18"

      Unframed: 31.5" x 25.5"

  • Artist Biography
    • This is an original unique oil painting by the artist. This painting depicts the well-known view of Park Avenue in New York in a beautiful impressionistic manner. The larger building is currently the Met Life building but at the time this painting was created, it was the Pan Am building. The building was completed in 1963 so during this painting, it would have still been under construction. It’s a real New York Landmark. The painting is filled with tones of grey and brushes of white to demonstrate the scene filled with snow in the heart of winter. Johann Berthelsen was a late American Impressionist painter. While he did not study art in France, he had ample opportunity to view French Impressionism on exhibit in New York City, Chicago and elsewhere. His New York paintings consistently approach those of the French Impressionists more closely than of his fellow Americans who studied in France. The American Impressionists borrowed liberally from the French movement when producing landscapes. Few, however, produced impressionistically painted figures. Berthelsen is an exception, since he places such figures within his freely painted cityscapes. In this sense he is close to the early work of the ‘father’ of French Impressionism, Claude Monet (1840-1926). Berthelsen’s paintings are included in various private and public collections, and have received numerous complimentary reviews by art critics. Prestigious publications such as the New York Times, New York Herald-Tribune, the Chicago Evening Post, The Christian Monitor and others praised his work in glowing terms. There is a growing awareness and appreciation of American Impressionism and its increasing intrinsic value. Johann Berthelsen, the painter who has the distinction of being an American Impressionist in the manner of Monet, is reported to have died in Wisconsin in 1972. His ability to portray so convincingly his impressions of scenes as both subjects of beauty and vibrant, atmospherically charged records of the metropolis, ranks him as an American Master Painter.

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