The artist was born in Sweden, and it is not currently known how long he remained in the Newlyn area - The Cornishman, using the name Boris Kronstadt (also seen as Kronstrand), recorded a visit from him in Newlyn as late as 1940.
Two etchings were sold by this artist in 1902 at NAG, both to John Ross of Glasgow. Shown at Penlee House, Penzance in 2005 was a charcoal drawing of John Branwell (1902), the sitter being the eldest son of John Richards Branwell who built Penlee House, the Branwells being the Penzance family whose ancestors included Maria Branwell, the mother of the Bronté sisters.
A portrait in oils by the artist, of Mayor W J Bazeley of Penzance, is in the collection at Penlee House.
works and access
Works include: John Branwell (1902); W J Bazeley (Mayor 1895-6)
NAG (2) 1902
Penlee House, Penzance (1) 2005
Cornishman 22 Feb 1940
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
NAG sales records (repr in Hardie 2009)
Penlee House Exhibition List 2005
Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership