Paul Fjellboe

1873 - 1948

Paulmar Fjellboe's was one of the most fascinating of earlier painters/personalities. Paul Fjellboe was born in Odalen, Norway; became a soloist with a choir in his home country; and then came to America in 1905 with fellow Mormon convert, Christian Johannesen (father of famed pianist, Grant Johannesen). Once in Salt Lake City he became a member of the local Norwegian Chorus and was increasingly well-known for rather richly painted though quite similar views in oil of Utah's mountain landscape. Indeed Fjellboe's woodland mountain landscapes almost always looked good.

Biography courtesy of Artists of Utah