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  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 28, 1891
    Returns from Scientific Expedition.

    A. M. Westergren, the artist, returned last week to Chicago from a scientific expedition along the west coast of South America. This expedition, which lasted four months, and was conducted by the United States Government under the supervision of the eminent authority, Prof. Agassiz, had as its object the study of deep sea formations, which were drawn and depicted by Westergren.

    A. M. Westergren, the artist, returned last week to Chicago from a scientific expedition along the west coast of South America. This expedition, which lasted four months, and was conducted ...

    Swedish
    IV, II A 3 c, III D
  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 04, 1892
    Benefit Concert for the Linne Monument.

    A concert was given last Thursday evening, April 28, under the auspices of the Linne Monument Society. This affair, which was held at the Svea Hall, proved a great success and no doubt will yield a handsome profit to be added to the fund for the defraying of the expenses for the four Allegory figures and their erection.

    To stimulate the interest for this concert, the Real Estate firm of Jornberg & Rylander had donated a building lot worth $1,000 to go to the holder of the lucky ticket. Much to the dismay of all the hard-working Chicago Swedes, who had bought more tickets than the hall had seats, the lot went to a temporary visitor, A.W. Blemquist, from Burlington, Iewa.

    A concert was given last Thursday evening, April 28, under the auspices of the Linne Monument Society. This affair, which was held at the Svea Hall, proved a great success ...

    Swedish
    II C, II B 1 a, II A 3 c
  • Svenska Tribunen -- October 05, 1892
    Swedish Chicago Artist Exhibits

    Among the exhibited paintings in the art gallery at the corner of Erie and Clark, Streets is one by our countryman Axel Westerlind. It is done in water colors and is entitled "Shore Motif from Rogers Park." It is a fine picture, pregnant with sentiments. In the fore-ground the sandy shore, against a back-ground of foamy waves. Far out on the horizon, a ship is visible. The sun is just breaking through a mass of dark clouds and its rays are adorning the edges of the clouds with gold.

    Translator's Note: Mr. Westerlind still is an active artist, although nearing his eighties. He is a member of "Svenska Kostnarer" (Swedish Artists' Society), of which he is a charter member.

    June, 1937.

    Among the exhibited paintings in the art gallery at the corner of Erie and Clark, Streets is one by our countryman Axel Westerlind. It is done in water colors and ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 c, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- March 15, 1893
    The Linnean Monument, Lincoln Park, Chicago.

    The four figures belonging to the Linnean Statue were placed around the monument last Saturday at Lincoln Park, thus making it complete. The main statue of Linne was unveiled May 23, 1891, and was delivered to the commissioners of Lincoln Park but the four smaller figures were not ready. They are now in their places, figures of women six feet high and representing Botany, Zoology, Mineralogy and Chemistry. The Botany Statue carries a flower in one hand and in the other a magnifying glass. The Zoology figure has a bird and a butterfly; Mineralogy investigates a mineral, and Chemistry is holding a mortar in the left hand and a pestle in the right. The Statue cost $25,000 and was donated by Swedes in America, particularly in Chicago.

    The four figures belonging to the Linnean Statue were placed around the monument last Saturday at Lincoln Park, thus making it complete. The main statue of Linne was unveiled May ...

    Swedish
    II C, II A 3 c
  • Svenska Tribunen -- January 03, 1894
    Augustinus Wallenberg, Sculptor.

    Augustinus Wallenberg is given "a big hand" by the Swedish Tribune today as a most welcome Swedish sculptor to Chicago. Two of his works are on exhibition in Abbotts art store on Madison St. One is a head of an old sailor and one is a head of a laughing young girl. "These works," says the Tribune," are both full of life and character, All his works are, we can say,'peculiar, in that they always reflect the master's peculiar genius."

    Augustinus Wallenberg is given "a big hand" by the Swedish Tribune today as a most welcome Swedish sculptor to Chicago. Two of his works are on exhibition in Abbotts art ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 c
  • Svenska Tribunen -- October 24, 1894
    An Artist's Work

    A young Swedish sculptor, Augustinus Wallenberg, has completed an unusual sculptor group at his studio, 912 W. Madison St.

    The group consists of Christ on His cross, surrounded by four of his followers. The group is so realistically made and the figures seem so alive that one may ask himself, "Is it possible that this is only stone?"

    The Swedish Tribune was invited to see the group and one of the reporters writes: "When we entered the door to his atelier, we hesitated to step forward. There were two women, kneeling on the floor and we did not wish to disturb the artist in his work. But Mr. Wallenberg asked us to step in. We discovered that the two kneeling women belonged to the sculptored group and were so well made that we thought that they were alive.

    The figure in the middle of the group is Christ, nailed to a rough cross of wood.

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    There stands and old man, clad in a long brown cape on one side of the cross and on the other side the disciple, John.

    In the middle, before the cross, is the Virgin Mary, kneeling, with her sister. The figure of Christ is very realistic. The body itself shows every muscle, as they ought to appear in a normal man. The face shows less suffering but looks more like the face of a philosopher thinker.

    The young artist was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and only has been here a couple of years. Wallenberg studied at The Academy of Beaux Arts in Stockholm and was awarded a silver medal for a sculptorwork. The group will soon be shown to the public.

    A young Swedish sculptor, Augustinus Wallenberg, has completed an unusual sculptor group at his studio, 912 W. Madison St. The group consists of Christ on His cross, surrounded by four ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 c, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- February 06, 1901
    Art Exhibit

    p.11. The regular winter exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Chicagoans and others, was opened at the Art Institute last Thursday. It continues until February 24. No less than 575 works have been sent to the exhibition. Among the exhibitors we find three countrymen, Alfred Jansson; F. A. Lundahl and Henniz Ryden. The first one shows three beautiful landscapes, Winter, Farm Scene, and a Snowy Day. Mr. Lundahl displays a smaller painting which is very beautiful entitled, Sketch on Maumee River, and Mr. Ryden three especially fine oil paintings, the Edge of the Forest, Close of the Day and Autumn Melody.

    Other Scandinavians participating in the Exhibit are Emil Biorn; John C. Johansen; Lars Haukaness; Svend Svendsen, and John S. Wittrup. The Art Students League at this time,are also having their own exhibit at the Institute. Works by Paul L. Anderson; Clara Pauline Barok; Ada Enader; Edward M. Hamer, and 2Bror Julius Olson has been awarded the first prizes in both oil paintings and water colors, for his paintings "Grays," and "The Jars."

    p.11. The regular winter exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Chicagoans and others, was opened at the Art Institute last Thursday. It continues until February 24. No less than 575 ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 c, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- April 03, 1901
    Artist Svend Svendsen

    p.12... The artist, Svend Svendsen, is having the fifth annual art exhibition of his own paintings. The exhibit is to be held at Thurbers Attelier's on Wabash Ave. It is reported to be his best one thus far.

    His paintings portray chiefly scenes from his far-north native land; and are truly works of art. Mr. Svendsen appears to have a very special talent for winter twilight as well as early day-break scenes.

    A queer feeling of sadness is often felt by the city-dweller as he views these calm, peaceful scenes. Among the most noteworthy of these one must mention, "Peaceful Evening," "Twixt Day and Night," and "The Evening Cloud." The latter is reputed to be one of the most artistic paintings in America.

    p.12... The artist, Svend Svendsen, is having the fifth annual art exhibition of his own paintings. The exhibit is to be held at Thurbers Attelier's on Wabash Ave. It is ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 c, III H
  • Svenska Tribunen -- April 17, 1901
    Henning Ryden,Artist

    p.11..... Well earned recognition was given a few days ago to our countryman, the artist, Henning Ryden, in the Chicago Daily Journal by its critic of arts, James William Pattison. Of Mr. Ryden, who for the present is maintaining himself in Wisconsin doing landscape painting, the well-known critic says: " He (Ryden) is a sculptor by profession, and his specialty is medallions in bronze as well as silver, also souvenir medals. He has executed a beautiful prize medal for the Art Academy on Wabash Avenue. An artist is always an artist, and it makes little difference to him whether the material used is clay, bronze or oil-colors, or something else. At the Architect-Club Exhibition, he has a massive gold ring, cut from a solid gold bar. It is decorated with a nymph,whichholds,with upstretched hands,an artistically executed bouquet of flowers. The whole creation is original and is not a poor imitation of an old world pattern.

    Ryden has much ambition and his artistic ability is equal to his ambition.

    p.11..... Well earned recognition was given a few days ago to our countryman, the artist, Henning Ryden, in the Chicago Daily Journal by its critic of arts, James William Pattison. ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 c, IV
  • Svenska Tribunen -- May 08, 1901
    The Open Sea

    p.11...A beautiful painting, "The Open Sea", painted by our countryman, Charles Hallberg, which has been on exhibition at the Art Institute galleries, has been sold by the owner for $500.00 to J. H. Kehler, 5437 Indiana Street, Austin.

    p.11...A beautiful painting, "The Open Sea", painted by our countryman, Charles Hallberg, which has been on exhibition at the Art Institute galleries, has been sold by the owner for $500.00 ...

    Swedish
    II A 3 c, IV