|Birth name||Johann Henrik Carl Berthelsen|
July 25, 1883|
|Died||April 3, 1972
Johann Henrik Carl Berthelsen ( July 25, 1883 – April 3, 1972) was a prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban scenes. He is most commonly known for his poetic renditions of New York City.
Johann Henrik Carl Berthelsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of six, he immigrated to America with his parents. He graduated in 1905 from The Music Conservatory of Chicago College of Performing Arts. His paintings were heavily influenced by the work of American Impressionist Guy Carleton Wiggins (February 23, 1883 – April 1962).
Following his graduation, he toured the United States and Canada as lead baritone for the Chicago Grand Opera Company, after which he taught voice. In 1913, Berthelsen became head of the voice department at Indianapolis Conservatory of Music. In 1920, Berthelsen opened a private studio in New York City, where he gave voice lessons. Berthelsen was encouraged to take up painting by Norwegian-American painter Svend Svendsen.
- Albert Erskine Prize for Pastel Art Institute of Chicago (1928)
- Holcombe Prize in Indianapolis (1946)
- Johann Henrik Carl Berthelsen (1883-1972) accessdate=2009-01-17
- Leland G. Howard Johann Berthelsen: An American Master Painter, ex. cat. (Sheldon Swope Art Museum: 1988)
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