Elling Tronnes (1870-1965)

  • ELLING TRONNES (1870-1965)
  • North Branch, Chicago River
  • Pastel on paper
  • 9 x 12 inches (sight)
  • Signed lower right
  • Exhibition label with title, verso

This little-studied artist is best appreciated for his portraits, as well as his Illinois landscapes executed in an Impressionist style. Due to the uniform tonality and atmospheric quality of his works, Tronnes is often associated with the American Tonalist movement, which derived from the French Barbizon School.

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Elling Tronnes North Branch, Chicago River Framed
Elling Tronnes North Branch, Chicago River