Johann Berthelsen 1883-1969, 'Fifth Ave Snow Storm' 16 x 12', Oil on board.
...Berthelsen initially established his artistic reputation with his work in pastels. Having achieved success as a pastelist, Berthelsen turned his attention to oils. Working with small canvases, he found inspiration in New York's Central Park, the East River and the city's streets. New York City's views were an inexhaustible subject for his wonderful poetic paintings and pastels. His most popular subject became New York City's buildings as seen through the veil of a light snow-storm. "Little Church Around the Corner" and "Old Trinity, Wall Street" are among his most successful snow scenes. Berthelsen also painted nocturnes where the city's imposing structures rise out of the midnight mist or an early morning rain.
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