Heldner, Knute

Sweden/United States, (1875-1952)

  • Knute Heldner: The Pig Woman - A Southern Idyll
  • The Pig Woman – A Southern Idyll

  • 1932), oil on canvas
  • 42 x 40.5 in. (106.7 x 102.9 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist

Knute Heldner, Swedish/United States, (1875-1952). Knute Heldner was a painter and woodcarver who spent the latter part of his career in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA after emigrating from Sweden about 1902.

His modern expressionistic painting style reflected the contemporary European influences of his early art training in Sweden. Heldner gained national and international recognition for his Louisiana landscapes. His rare portraits are also considered some of his best work.

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