Herman Magnuson Linding (1880-1947)
A New York wood sculptor and painter, Herman Linding was born in Sweden on June 1, 1880, to Eva (Elisson) and Alfred Magnuson Linding. He studied with the noted Swedish artists Reinhold Callmander and Carl Wilhelmnson, and also at the Academie Colarossi, in Paris that closed it doors in 1920. He immigrated to the United States sometime around 1903, eventually marrying the painter and lithographer Lillian Oestreich and, according to his obituary in the Ossining Citizen Register for September 4, 1947, settling in the Kitchawan area of Yorktown, New York, with an Ossining address, in 1922.
Linding exhibited with the Society of Independent Artists (1920-1923), the Art Institute of Chicago (1921), the Whitney Museum of American Art (after 1930), and at the Salons of America (1934) at which time he was working in the WPA Public Works of Art Project in New York. The artist maintained studio’s in Ossining, New York and in New York City. He also held memberships in the Society of Independent Artists and the Whitney Studio Club.
Linding died on September 3, 1947 at age 67 at the Ossining Hospital. Interment was at the Fencliff Cemetery, New York.
Biography: Falk, Peter, Hastings (editor) Who Was Who in American Art, 1999. The artist’s obituary, courtesy of the Ossining Historical Society Archives.
Information provided by Edward P. Bentley, researcher of Lansing, Michigan.