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 Andrew (Andres) Bjurman  (1876 - 1943)

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Lived/Active: California / Sweden      Known for: portrait bust sculpture-Indian

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Swedish born, Andrew Bjurman settled in Los Angeles in the early 1920s and, self taught, established a reputation for portrait sculpture, especially Indian subjects.  He was also a craftsman and an art teacher in the 20s at Franklin High School.

Bjurman died during surgery in Los Angeles on May 17, 1943.

Exhibition venues include: Panama-California Expo (San Diego), 1915 (bronze medal); San Francisco Art Association,1916-19; California Art Club, 1916-37; California Liberty Fair, 1918 (2nd prize); Sculptors Guild (LA), 1922; Southwest Museum (LA), 1923 (popular prize); County Fair (LA), 1924; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1924, 1927; Pacific Southwest Expo (Long Beach), 1928 (gold medal); Architects Building (LA), 1929; Scandanavian-American Art Society (LA), 1940; Ebell Club (LA), 1940. 

His work is in the John Morton Memorial Museum in Philadelphia.

Sources:
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
Peggy and Harold Samuels, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West

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