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C Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen

 (1911 - 2001)
C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen was active/lived in Maine, New York, Massachusetts.  C Hjalmar Amundsen is known for Impressionist whaling scenes, harbor views, ships and seascapes.

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Artist Bulletins for C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen

30 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

F. H. Mc Kay Painting
PK (03/14/2014)
Just bought a F.H .McKay painting, labeled "Village's End" with an additional label, noting brief bio - like it was hung in a museum or gallery. Would love to learn more about painting. Beautiful fall color, simple strokes, rich look.

F.H. McKay painting
bill (11/21/2013)
We have a larger (24x36) coastal scene by this artist. Village street with ocean in background, at end of street. Is there a way of determining when this might have been painted?

The many aliases of Cappy Amundsen
gene (02/16/2013)
The Aliases of "Cappy" Hjalmar Amundsen, the resource for this information is from the book "Cappy" written by Terry Wallace Born Casper Hjalmar Emerson III in New York City...He was known a "Cappy" from birth. In 1946 legally changed his name to Hjalmar Amundsen in honor of his great-uncle, explorer Roald Amundsen, who located the magnetic center of the South Pole the year his great-nephew was born.. Cappy Amundsen...He used many different names in different markets, why he did this one only wonders? In addition he used many different biographies that went with each of the (pseudo-names) The Artist that painted this painting is William Hughes one of many many (pseudo- names) The many other names he painted under are...J.J. Enwright...William Ward Jr...F.H. McKay...William Hughes...Sven Sagg...R.B. Copper...J.C. Bennett...John Dunne...J.C. Bonac...H.Almar...A.Emerson...And of course H. Amundsen. Wow...His skill as an Artist is without question, his personality, we will say was very complex. Cappy also utilized several different styles to create paintings under these styles.

lenny (06/03/2010)

Frances H. McKay Painting
rom katz (02/26/2010)
I have an original Oil Painting by F.H.McCay. It's a wonderful, very colorful painting of a country setting of a large cottage (house), pond, trees, and several peeople under a magnificent sky. I would appreciate any information about this artist and/or this painting. I have photos upon reqest. Thanking everyone" in advance.

Provincetown Gallery
david (07/29/2009)
I have an oil on board painting of the Provincetown waterfront signed "Hjalmar". On the back is a sticker with his full name and Provincetown address (73 1/2 Commercial St). Does anyone know when he worked in Provincetown?

F H McKAY painting
Gloria moore (06/11/2009)
I have been rsearching for information about this artist. All I learned was her date of birth, Iown a painting by her. Does anyone know anything else about her?

hjalmar emerson amundsen
lynn breau (04/18/2009)
i have a very large painting by him of a dock,ships,seagulls on the water. it has and old beautiful frame on it. i was just wondering if anyone might know and information on this painting.

W. Hughes painting
Anna M Morris (04/12/2009)
I have a painting by W.Hughes.It is a picture of a medium size sail boat with four smaller boats at a dock with two buildings. By the description of the signatures, I'm sure it is the same W.Hughes.I would be interested in some information about the artist and whether he is still alive? My painting is 24 by 36. Thank You p.s. He does very good work.

A painting
Mary Holley (03/10/2009)
I'm seeking a painting by Cappy Amundsen on which he wrote "To Peter and Philip Booth?" It would be from Sag Harbor about 60 years ago.

J.J. enwright
Rachel (10/23/2008)
I have a painting signed Hjalmar amundsen. Can anyone tell me how to find out if it's real?

photos found
Nancy Ray (10/02/2008)
I found the painting photos of Cappy and Nancy from Sag Harbor. let me know where to send them

m. hughes
penny Allen (06/08/2008)
I have a painting by w. hughes it is a picture of a large boat and two smaller boats beside it at a boat dock there is three smnaller boats around the dock one has a man in it it is signed . w. hughes the h is long and the s is also and underneath it has lithoin usa agco could someone tell me if this is an original

painting by F.H. McKay
roger dovel (02/16/2008)
I have a painting of a street scene and likd know more about it. Thanks

Ritchard M. Pintauro (02/03/2008)
If you would like further information regarding cappy you can call me or e-mail regarding his years here in Sag Harbor.

My grandfather
Nancy Ray (02/01/2008)
I want to know more about my Grandfather. My mother is Nancy Moore Amundsen, born May 13 1948-49, (I think) in Hampton N.Y. I have a letter from my Grandfather from Sag Harbor to my father Phillip Ray in Texas about my birth. I also have Pictures of him and my grandmother Nancy Dennison painting in his studio in Sag Harbor. I have a few paintings of his also. My mother will not talk about him, except for the fact that my grandmother’s family forced her to leave him and move back to Glendale Ohio. I would like to know more about him. My grandmother passed after him on Jan 11 2003 in Cincinnati Ohio.

William Hughes
Gene Van Essen (01/14/2008)
I own a W.Hughes paint and is interested in any information about this artist. My painting is 24x30, and would like to see other work of his, he was a talented artist

Ken (05/01/2007)
I have a painting by William Hughes signed W Hughes on painting on left bottom. Do not have title to painting but received as wedding present 1971. Size approximately 32 x 44 inches. Dockside with two masted schooner and men in dorys. Not sure if William Hughes of Massachusettes or William Hughes of United Kingdon painted seascape. If I could see signature on painting I could determine which one it was. Thanks Maybe Ken Green would like to forward me a copy of his painting? Help, anyone

seaside lane print by FHMaKay
penny (04/04/2007)
How would I find out about the type of print I have. I think the colors are lovely in this print and would like to have it framed ,so would like the information on type of print. Thanks for any help.

Ken Green (03/02/2007)
I have A painting by William Hughes. I need to know if it is real. Thank You Ken.

J.J. Enwright
Nanci (02/04/2007)
Found a painting by JJ Enwright and looking for more information about him. This painting is 8"x10" Litho in USA C Moss, marine scene.

who is J.J. Enwright ?
Dan Turner (08/06/2006)
J.J. Enwright was the pen name used by artist Hjalmar Amundsen of Sag Harbor, Long Island, during the period of the late 1940's- 1950's. Born 1911, died 2001.

Joseph Reilly (08/01/2006)
Did JJ Enwright paint water colors, signed lower left?

Marketplace in belgium
A.Rock (07/30/2006)
This Dennis Ainsley oil painting was purchased by my grandfather in europe pre world war 2.It has been in my family ever since.It has always facinated me as the people have no actual features.The rest of the painting is very detailed.Are they alllike this? A.Rock

Dennis Ainsley
joe lally (05/22/2006)
We have two Ainsley paintings, both oil on artist board and both of street/market scenes. One I bought in Ireland and the other my wife found at Minneapolis antique dealer. I understand that Ainsley was American-born but lived much of his adult life in Europe. I'm also interested in learning more about him and his work.

Enwright information
Bob Lovett (01/28/2006)
Does anyone have any info on Enwright that might include a gallery name, a town where he lived, or any info that might help uncover who this man was? Thank you

S.Graves-Hall (05/25/2005)
I spoke with an art dealer in the late 90's and he was under the impression that @ the time Mr. Enwright was still alive and living in a nursing home somewhere along the south shore of Mass. I remember the conversation because we thought the location of the home to be a little ironic as most of his subject matter was in the vicinity of the north shore, to our limited knowledge.

Dennis Ainsley
john finnegan (12/28/2004)
There are a few listing regarding biographical info in this artist on the internet such as birth and death but I have beenunable to substantiate any of them by trad. sources. Would anyone be willing to shed some light on new information on this artist?

j.j. enwright
Ritchard M. Pintauro (11/25/2004)
I would like to know a little history of this artist is he painting under assume name other then j.j. enwright I beleive the artist is hjlmar amundsen.Illustrator for Motorboat magizine and paints whaling paintings plus landscape

Dennis Ainsley
D.Noah (10/22/2004)
Greetings:Are there any collectors of Ainsley's works that would like to share their thoughts with another collector?

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