Louis Jensen (dates unknown))
Louis Jensen of Chicago, best known as a marine painter, was born in Denmark on the Island of Bornholm. His home was on the rocky rugged coast of this beautiful island in the Baltic Sea. His ancestors and his father were seafaring men and fisher folk, and his mind from childhood was filled with the sagas of the seas in all its moods.
After having been in America some years, he went to Bornholm and built a studio in the house where he was born, and he returned there frequently to paint the subjects he loved.
Mr. Jensen studied in Denmark, and at the Art Academy of Chicago, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was a member of many art associations, including the All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts.
Catalog: Century of Progress exhibition by artists of Illinois. 1933.
Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, researcher from Lansing, Michigan.