301 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, California
Trotter Galleries has, over the last thirty three years, consistently maintained its reputation as a source for collectors by providing quality work of prominent early California artists, 1875-1950. Our gallery specializes in representative examples by formative artists such as Maurice Braun, Franz Bischoff, William Wendt, Evelyn McCormick, Edgar Payne, Thomas McGlynn, Armin Hansen, Mary DeNeale Morgan, E. Charlton Fortune, Arthur Hill Gilbert, William Ritschel, Granville Redmond, John Gamble, and Percy Gray.
We are always interested in purchasing quality works by important Early California Impressionists and American artists. We encourage you to contact our gallery by email, fax, or phone, as we are able to offer you the most favorable terms for outright purchase or consignment of your artwork.
Along with our membership in the Fine Art Dealers Association, we also maintain an active membership in the International Society of Appraisers.
We have two locations on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. Please visit us in downtown Carmel on San Carlos near 7th, and in Pacific Grove on 301 Forest Avenue across from City Hall.
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Terry and Paula Trotter
Carl Henrik JonnevoldBiography of the Artist
Carl Henrik Jonnevold
(1856 - 1930)
"Gray Day - California"
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
Signed lower right. Titled on reverse.
Carl Henrik Jonnevold
(1856 - 1930)
-Northern California landscape painter in the Barbizon style- Jonnevold was born in Norway on June 1, 1856. He came to the U.S. in the 1880s and is known to have painted in the Northwest before moving to California in 1887. Settling in San Francisco, he maintained a studio at 1617 California Street. He was a self-taught painter except for brief study in the galleries of Paris in 1908. While in France he observed Old Masters in museums and galleries, and was clearly influenced by the Barbizon painters of the 1880s and their dark palette. Returning to California, he continued to paint the beauty of northern California in the Barbizon style. Often working in late afternoon when shadow prevails, he produced hundreds of attractive tree and meadow scenes which he exhibited in local galleries. Jonnevold was a successful California landscape artist throughout his career. Unfortunately, by the time of the stock market crash in 1929, Jonnevold was poverty stricken and living alone at his small studio at 560 Kearny Street. Lack of funds caused him to move out of San Francisco, and he disappeared from the art community. A letter at the Oakland Museum gives his date of death as June 9, 1955 but no location. Although he nearly lived to be 100, nearly 30 years after his disappearance, Jonnevold was thought only to have created works up to his seventies. His works have gained renewed respect in recent years and are highly sought after by collectors. Member: San Francisco Art Association Exhibitions: Calif. State Fair, 1899-1902 (awards); Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1897; SFAA, 1908-12; Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909 (bronze medal); Kanst Gallery (LA), 1915. In: Society of Calif. Pioneers; Oakland Museum; CHS; De Young Museum. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"; SF Chronicle, 1-15-1929; CSL. AskART.