JOHANN BERTHELSEN PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Johann Berthelsen immigrated to the United States in 1890. He toured as a lead baritone with the Standard Opera Company. He gave voice lessons in his private studio and was head of the Voice Department at the Indianapolis Conservatory.
Berthelsen painted from childhood on as a hobby. It was only in 1932 that he started painting on a full-time basis, first in pastels and later in oils. New York's Central Park was his main source of inspiration, although he also painted colorful still lives.