Christian Von Schneidau
(1893 - 1976)
Christian Von Schneidau was active/lived in California / Sweden. Christian Von Schneidau is known for portrait, figure, landscape.
Born in Smoland, Sweden on March 24, 1893 of noble birth. Von Schneidau received his early education from private tutors and studied at the Stockholm Academy of Fine Art. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1906 and spent the first ten years as a resident of Minnesota. He continued his art studies at the AIC under Reynolds and Buehr, and in the East under H. M. Walcott, C. W. Hawthorne, and Richard Miller. After settling in Los Angeles in 1917, he operated the Von Schneidau School of Fine Art. Married twice, he was the husband of musician Esther Bergman during 1923-31 and in 1938 married one of his pupils, Signe Larson Nelson. During the 1940s he taught at the Businessmen's Art Institute in Los Angeles and in the 1950s spent two years in
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Southern California Artists
(Nancy Moure); City Directory; American Art Annual
1917-33; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; California Impressionism
(Wm. Gerdts & Will South); Who's Who in American Art
1936-76; Who's Who in California
1942; Who's Who on the Pacific Coast
1949; The Californians magazine, October 1988.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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