Art Brokerage: Knute Heldner Swedish American Artist: b. 1875-1952. He was a Swedish American artist. Knute August Heldner was born in Sweden. His early formal training was at Karlskrona Technical School and the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm. He migrated to America around 1902. He lived in Duluth, Minnesota until 1934 and then he eventually made his home in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was married to Colette (Collette) Pope Heldner, who was also a painter and his one time student from a school in Minnesota. He won the gold medal at the Minnesota State Fair in 1915. In 1921 he exhibited his work in the Swedish American Artist's Association in the Swedish Club in Chicago. His style was modern expressionistic, derived from his training as an artist in Sweden. He was recognized for painting of Louisiana landscapes, but his best paintings were portraits. Knute Heldner died during 1952 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana at 77 years of age.
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