(1869 - 1928)
Gustav Nathaniel (G.N.) Malm was active/lived in Kansas, Missouri / Sweden. Gustav Malm is known for landscape painting, illustration.
Biography Gustav Malm
Born Svarttorp, Sweden, Jan. 20, 1869; died Lindsborg, 1928. Painter, specialized in Kansas landscape and altar paintings. Illustrator. Writer. Studied in Sweden.
Immigrated to the U.S. in 1889 and settled in Lindsborg in 1894 to remain there until his death in 1928. With his brother, formed Malm Bothers, a paint store in Lindsborg that supplied painting, murals, and stencils for new construction from Nebraska to Oklahoma.
Developed a distinctive decorative system that was adopted and promoted by the Acme White Lead and Color Works of Detroit, MI. Malm served as chief designer for the company.
Author and illustrator of Charli Johnson, Svensk-American (1909)— later translated as Charli Johnson, Swedi
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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