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John Ingvard Kjargaard

Born: Sep 13, 1902

Death: Jul 31, 1992

Nationality: United States

John Ingvard Kjargaard

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1902
Date of Death : Jul 31, 1992

John Ingvard Kjargaard was an American painter, printmaker and collage artist. He was born in Denmark in 1902 and moved to the United States at an early age. He studied art at Cooper Union in New York City and continued his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and later with Josef Albers at the University of Hawaii. While still a student, he went to work during summer vacation in the art department of a San Francisco engraving firm, which led to his start as a color etcher. In 1937, he came to Honolulu under a year's contract as a photo-engraver working for Paradise of the Pacific magazine. He became a permanent employee of the firm and remained in Hawaii. His acrylic on canvas painting, On the Road to Hana, from 1976, is in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art. It demonstrates his semi-abstract style, which emphasizes the interaction of colors and the equal importance of positive and negative space. The Hawaii State Art Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art The Library of Congress, and the Mint Museum of Art, and are among the public collections holding work by John Ingvard Kjargaard.

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