Johann Berthelsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 25, 1883. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club, the American Watercolor Society, and the Allied Artists of America. He exhibited widely and was the recipient of numerous awards including the Erskine Prize in 1928 in Chicago and in 1946, in Indianapolis, the Holcombe Prize. Known for his scenes of city streets in New York, he usually did paintings in pairs and is best known for his New York winter scenes.
This is a wonderful example of Berthelsen's charming New York City scenes. The artist was truly a master of capturing the magic of New York in all of its glory throughout the seasons. This piece is executed whimsically, yet dramatically evoking an emotion of wonder and beauty.