Kodner Gallery

Johann Berthelsen

(American, 1883–1972)

new york skyline with bridge by johann berthelsen

Johann Berthelsen

NEW YORK SKYLINE WITH BRIDGE

Price on Request

united nations from the east river by johann berthelsen

Johann Berthelsen

UNITED NATIONS FROM THE EAST RIVER

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1883
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark
1890
1890 Immigrated to the USA with his mother, settling first in Michigan, then on the shore of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin
1905
Attended The Music Conservatory of Chicago College of Performing Arts, Chicago, IL
1908
Awarded full scholarship to Chicago Musical College, Chicago, IL
1910
Instructor (Voice), Chicago Musical College, Chicago, IL
1912 - 1917
Toured the US and Canada as lead baritone for the Grand Opera Company; often appeared ontage in minor roles alongside Enrico Caruso
1913
Head of the voice department at Indianapolis Conservatory of Music, Indianapolis, IN
1920
Relocated to New York, where he opened a private studio and gave voice lessons
1926
to membership in the American Watercolor Society
1928
Received Albert Erskine Prize for Pastel, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Exhibitions

1946
Holcombe Prize, Indianapolis, IN
1928
Erskine Prize, Art Institue of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Public Collections

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, TX
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Terre Haute Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana
Kappa Kappa Kappa Art Collection, Indianapolis, IN
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University, The Dailey Family Memorial Collection of Paintings, Bloomington, IN
Sembrich Memorial, Lake George, NY
Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN
The Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Literature

2010
Miller, Frederic P., Agnes F. Vandome and John McBrewster. Johann Berthelsen. Saarbrücken, Germany: Alphascript Publishing, 2010