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Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt (1878-1955)

by Robert Parsons

and Ashley Rolshoven

Nordfeldt said, “I believe that since all painting is borrowed visual experience,

there must be a recognition element to serve as a bridge between abstract form and the beholder”

He commented, “I was considering what was the most fundamental thing in painting

and I believe that it is abstract form. That is the structure of the idea-bones—

not the infernal likeness but just the absolute shapes that would give the emotional part.”

Regarding his many art works depicting the sea, he said he was

“interested in the nature of water – its fluidity, its weight and strength”

About the art world, he said, “If I could, and live, I would not exhibit…

The mechanics of contemporary showing are too false…”

B. J. O. Nordfeldt

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt Painting

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt Painting

B. J. O. Nordfeldt Highest Auction Prices

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“Corn Dance” Price: $158,650

"Summer Dusk (Solitude)" Price: $68,750


"Tulips" Price: $40,000


"Shepherd and dog" Price: $40,000


"Yellow House" Price: $35,000


"A Hillside Village" Price: $35,000


"Fire Lilies in a Clay Pot" Price: $33,000


"Indian Dance" Price: $33,000


"Fishermen and Seagulls, Northern California" Price: $31,050

"Double Tulips" Price: $30,000

"Man Under Portico" Price: $28,600


"MOONRISE" Price: $28,125


Fine Art prices have risen steadily. Please contact the Gallery for the latest prices and current inventory.

Parsons does not offer Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt reproductions, because no reproduction can compare to the real paintings.

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Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt Art Biography:

BJO Nordfeldt

Born on April 13, 1878, Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, began his life in Tullstrop, Skåne, Sweden.

He adopted his mothers name of Nordfeldt.

He was a teacher, painter, etcher, and engraver, producing art works of landscapes, etchings, prints, portraitures, and still-lifes.

In 1891 he moved to Chicago, USA.

In 1899 he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, living at the 57th Street Artists Colony.

In 1900, he moved to France, where with his teacher Albert Herterm he created a commission for the Paris Exposition.

In 1900, he studied at the Academié Julian under Jean Paul Laurens.

In 1901, he exhibited at the Paris Salon des Français.

In 1903, Bror Nordfeldt returned to Chiago, working as a teacher, portrait artist, and set designer for the Little Theatre.

In 1907 Nordfeldt labored in New York serving as a journeyman for Harper's and other periodicals. He exhibited at two shows.

In 1910 he visited New Mexico.

In 1911 and 1912 he had solo exhibits in Chicago.

In 1915 he exhibited at the San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, receiving a silver medal.

In 1933 he was honored as a guest teacher at the Minneapolis School of Art.

In 1937, he showed at the San Francisco Art Association.

He resided and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1917 to 1940.

He was a founder of the Indian Artists Fund.

B.J.O. Nordfeldt died of a heart attack in Henderson, Texas on April 21, 1955.

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt Art Works include:


"Boats Ashore, Italy" c. 1908

"Two Birds Watching" 1952

"Crows" (1952)

"Figures on Beach, Provincetown" (1916)

"Ranchos de Taos" c. 1925

"Antelope Dance" c 1920

"Thunder Dance" 1928

"Minneapolis in Snow" 1933-­‐34

"Road Kansas" 1934

B.J.O. Nordfeldt Museum Exhibitions include:

Art Institute of Chicago

Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC

Metropolitan Museum

Royal Academy of Arts, England

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Whitney Museum of American Art

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt Museum Collections on line include:

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Smithsonian American Art Museum


"Anglers, The Mist"

"The Barge Tender"

"The Bridge"

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