Knute (Sven August) Heldner
(1877 - 1952)
Knute (Sven August) Heldner was active/lived in Minnesota, Louisiana / Sweden. Knute Heldner is known for bayou landscape, work genre and portrait painting, teaching.
Biography Knute (Sven August) Heldner
Knute Heldner, born in Vederslov Smoland, Sweden was a painter and
woodcarver who spent the latter part of his professional career in New
Orleans, Louisiana gaining national and international recognition for
his Louisiana landscapes.
His early formal training was at
Karlskrona Technical School and the National Royal Academy of
Stockholm. Heldner immigrated to the United States about 1902,
arriving first in Boston and moving later to the Great Lakes
region. He held a variety of jobs such as miner, cobbler and
lumber camp cook in Minnesota and continued his art education at the
Minneapolis School of Fine Art. His early art work focused on the
manual labor of mining and lumbering in paintings titled Veter
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