Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.024
Title Fifth Avenue
Artist Berthelsen, Johann
Object Name painting
Date 1941
Description Oringinal oil painting of Fifth Avenue.
FIFTH AVENUE
Hoosier Salon 1942 $75.00
Johann Berthelsen
(Deceased 1973)
No. 13
Born In Copenhagen, Denmark ... came to the United States when he was 6 years old ... first professional fame came, not as an artist, but as a musician … touring the United States and Canada, singing the leading baritone roles In Grand Opera In English ... after five years of this operatic work returned to his Alma Mater, Chicago Music College as a member of the vocal faculty … after which he came to Indiana as the head of the Voice Department of the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music. .. In 1920 opened a private studio of singing In New York City ... fortunately for Tri Kappa and other art lovers, during the years that he devoted his time to music, he also found time to paint for his own pleasure ... after 1932 he gave his entire time to the thought of painting … member of the American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1942.
Medium oil on board
Dimensions H-15.25 W-11.25 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10