Olaf Brauner (1869-1947)
Oil on Canvas, 22 x 30 inches
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A Painter, Sculptor, teacher, and architect, Olaf Martinus Brauner was born in Christiania, Norway on February. 9, 1869. He studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School, and at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School of Art, where he was a pupil of the celebrated American Impressionist artists, Tarbell and Benson.
He was a member of the Gargoyle Society, the Central New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Society of Scandinavian-American Artists. He was a Professor of Fine Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York from 1900 until 1940. Olaf Brauner died on July 3, 1947.
Portraits: Kimball Library, Randolph, Vermont; Cornell University Library; Girls' High School, Boston, Mass.; College of Mechanical Engineering, Ithaca, New York;
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; Fuirendal, Denmark; Vanderpoel Memorial Gallery, Chicago, Illinois;
Sculpture: "Dane Memorial", Walnut Hill Cemetery, Brookline, MA; War memorial, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Cornell University; Fountain at Bar Harbor, Maine
Listed: Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers; American Art Annual, 1929, vol. 26;
William Young's Dictionary of American Artists, Sculptors, & Engravers; Dictionary of Painters, Sculptors, Designers, & Engravers by E. Bénézit;
Who was Who in American Art, 1985 edition.