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Fine Art/Hilma Berglund watercolor


Thank you for considering my inquiry.  I inherited a watercolor of a scene of some birch woods, signed by Hilma Berglund.  It still has the sticker/label of the dealer in ST Paul, MN on the frame backing. I have been unable to determine if it has any value as Ms Berglund is primarily known as a weaver.  I would like to donate it to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, but they have asked me to get an appraisal or opinion first.  I simply want to know if it is at all of value.

Thank you again.

Karen, here is some biographical info:

1886 (Stillwater, Minnesota)
- 1972   Minnesota   painting, textile artist-weaving
* Swedish

Exhibition: Art Association
* Minneapolis Handicraft Guild-

Exhibition: State Fair
* Minnesota State Fair

* Craftsperson, Handicrafts
* Easel Painting

* Drypoint
* Textile Design, Fabric, Fiber Art, Quilt

Geography/Places Lived and/or Worked
* China
* Japan
* Sweden

Art Association
* Minneapolis Handicraft Guild

* St. Paul Art Institute, School of Art, Student
* St. Paul Art Institute, Teacher

Added Description
* Art Educator: School Teaching, Public Lectures, Workshops

 I could not find any auction comps on the artist for works of art

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I have been researching,buying, collecting, dealing, and appraising 19th and 20th Century American Art (1850-1950) for the past 15 years. Ask me anything about this topic. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association.


Experienced in American Art from the period 1850-1950. This Includes Impressionism, Regionalism, Early American Modernism, Hudson River School, WPA. I have 15 years researching, collecting, dealing, and appraising in this field. Ran a Fine Art gallery for 3 years in Phoenixville, Pa. that focused on American and European art from the 1800's to contemporary works. Rare books focused on fine art monographs and catalogue raisonne.

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