Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Magnus Heurlin

 (1895 - 1986)
Magnus Colcord Heurlin was active/lived in Alaska / Sweden.  Magnus Heurlin is known for genre, figure-Inuit, illustrator.

Magnus Heurlin

One of Alaska's earliest, most beloved, and longest-tenured resident painters, Rusty Heurlin was a keen observer of the lives of Native people and settlers in northern Alaska.

He was born in Christianstad, Sweden, of Swedish parents and trained at the Fenway School of Illustration in Boston. The artist arrived in Valdez, Alaska in 1916. He left to serve in World War I, but returned to Alaska in 1924 for good. He eventually made his home in Ester, just outside Fairbanks, where he lived until his death in 1986.

Heurlin based his work on the accumulated experience of almost seventy years Alaskan residence. He spent, for instance, four whaling seasons at Barrow in the early days of Eskimo whaling in umiaks under sai  ...  Displaying 750 of 1296 characters.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Magnus Heurlin

Born:  1895 - Christianstad, Sweden
Died:   1986
Known for:  genre, figure-Inuit, illustrator