James A. Michener Art Museum
#ArtistHighlight: Have you seen "The Pigs and The Crows" by B.J.O. Nordfeldt on display in the Commonwealth Gallery? The artist was born Bror Julius Olsson in Tullstrop, Skåne, Sweden in 1878 but immigrated to Chicago, Illinois with his family in 1891. In 1903, Bror adopted his mother’s maiden name, Nordfeldt, and signed all his paintings with his new name, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, before also adopting it as his name outside of painting in 1918. In 1937, Nordfeldt relocated from Santa Fe to #Lambertville, New Jersey where he lived for the rest of his life. While living in Lambertville, he continued to experiment with color and his expressionist style to positive reviews. He is quoted as saying: "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." #BJONordeldt #buckscounty #painter #modernist
Image Credit: B.J.O Nordfeldt, "The Pigs and the Crows", ca. 1938, oil on board, 26 x 32 inches. James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest.