(1878 - 1955)
Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt was active/lived in New Mexico, New Jersey, Kansas / Sweden. Bror Nordfeldt is known for modernist figure, landscape, still-life, print.
Biography Bror Nordfeldt
A Swedish immigrant Bror Julius Nordfeldt became one of the better known of the early 20th-century American modernist artists. He was an etcher and engraver as well as oil painter. He gained early attention for his abstract, non-academic depiction of everyday subject matter such as still lifes, portraits and figures. His treatment of Indians was startling to many as he showed them with stylistic distortion and abstraction, which conveyed an air of mystery that invited viewers to regard them as human beings of psychological depth and not just curiousity-arousing ethnic figures.
Bror Julius Nordfeldt came to the United States in 1891 at age fourteen and went to Chicago, where he took a job as a typesetter in a printing firm with a Swe
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