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Hjalmar Amundsen Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1911 - d. 2001

American artist Hjalmar Amundsen, born in New York City in 1911, became a well-known painter of harbor scenes on the East Coast. Having begun painting in his early twenties, oil painter Hjalmar Amundsen was very involved in the artistic community, and was even a founder of the Washington Square Outdoor Art Show, which featured artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. He also taught summer art classes en plein air to aspiring painters. 

Apart from painting, artist Hjalmar Amundsen was also a commercial fisherman which no doubt influenced his maritime pieces, some of which became cover art for the popular Motor Boating Magazine. For those searching for Hjalmar Amundsen maritime paintings for sale, it is worth noting that the artist also worked under several pseudonyms such as J.J. Enwright and A. Emerson. Collectors can search through many artists' rare oil paintings for sale at Invaluable to find their next perfect piece.

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      • Casper Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (American, 1911-2001) Oil on Canvas, Ca. Mid 20th C., "Seascape", H 19.5" W 28"
        Feb. 16, 2024

        Casper Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (American, 1911-2001) Oil on Canvas, Ca. Mid 20th C., "Seascape", H 19.5" W 28"

        Est: $300 - $500

        Signed "H. Nansen" in the lower left (one of the numerous aliases Amundsen painted under). Nicely detailed seascape with white caps. Having a giltwood frame, H 25", W 33". Provenance: Property from a Bloomfield Township, MI private collection.

        DuMouchelles
      • HOUSES BY C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (1911-2001).
        Jan. 27, 2024

        HOUSES BY C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (1911-2001).

        Est: $100 - $150

        HOUSES BY C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (1911-2001). American, 20th Century. Oil on artist board, signed "F.H. McKay", one of Amundsen's multiple aliases. Houses with fences. 16"h. 12"w., framed, 19.5"h. 15.75"w.

        Amelia Jeffers
      • C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001), Dock scene., Oil on canvas, 16" x 20". Framed 24" x 28".
        Jan. 26, 2024

        C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001), Dock scene., Oil on canvas, 16" x 20". Framed 24" x 28".

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001 Dock scene. Signed lower right "J.J. Enwright".

        Eldred's
      • Attributed to C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen
        Dec. 20, 2023

        Attributed to C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen

        Est: $500 - $800

        Rounding the Buoy Signed Wm. LAWRENCE (lr) Oil on canvas 24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm) (Frame dimensions: 26 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches) Scattered craquelure, including two small areas of areas of impact craquelure (upper and lower right) and along the stretcher lines; no apparent restoration.

        Doyle New York
      • C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (ME/NY/MA, 1911-2001)
        Nov. 12, 2023

        C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (ME/NY/MA, 1911-2001)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Fishing Boats in Harbor, oil on canvas laid to masonite, signed lower right, in dark oak panel frame, OS: 26 1/2" x 22 1/2", SS: 23 1/2" x 19 1/2".

        Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
      • C.Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911-2001) Harbor Scene
        Nov. 11, 2023

        C.Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911-2001) Harbor Scene

        Est: $200 - $300

        Oil on board, signed lower left "William Ward Jr." (William Ward Jr. was one of Amundsen's common pseudonyms. 7 1/2" x 9 1/2", framed to 11 3/4" x 13 3/4".

        Peterborough Auctions
      • C. Hjalmar Amundsen (American, 1911-2001) Harbor View Dockside, Sag Harbor, N.Y.
        Oct. 02, 2023

        C. Hjalmar Amundsen (American, 1911-2001) Harbor View Dockside, Sag Harbor, N.Y.

        Est: $400 - $600

        American Impressionist Harbor Painting, Signed by the Artist, C. Hjalmar CAPPY Amundsen (lower right). Fishing Boats at Dockside. Framed oil on canvas. Dimensions: framed: 37 in. x 43 in., canvas: 30 in. x 36 in. Condition: good original framed pre-owned estate condition, no repairs noted (view all photos for accuracy). Provenance: Private Estate

        Kensington Estate Auctions
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Aug. 22, 2023

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) Oil on Canvas, Signed, (William Ward Jr) Measures 11.5" x 15.5" , w/frame 16" x 20"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • AMUNDSEN ROCKPORT PIGEON COVE PAINTING
        Aug. 20, 2023

        AMUNDSEN ROCKPORT PIGEON COVE PAINTING

        Est: $500 - $800

        AMUNDSEN, C. (Cappy) Hjalmar, (American, 1911-2001): Rockport Street Scene with Figures, Near Pigeon Cove, Oil/Canvas, 20" x 36", signed lower left, framed, 23" x 39.25". Signed F.H. Mckay, one of several pen names used by Amundsen.

        Burchard Galleries Inc
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Jul. 22, 2023

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) Oil on Canvas, Signed, (William Ward Jr) Measures 11.5" x 15.5" , w/frame 16" x 20"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Jun. 13, 2023

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) Oil on Board, Signed, Measures ( 19.5 x 23.5 inches ) w/frame ( 22 x 26 inches ) He was born Caspar Hjalmar Emerson III in New York City in 1911, and in 1946 legally changed his name to Hjalmar Amundsen in honor of his great-uncle, explorer Roald Amundsen, who located the magnetic center of the South Pole the year his great-nephew was born. Hjalmar spent his childhood in Bensonhurst, N.Y., attending grammar school in Brooklyn, and Hackensack, New Jersey, where he went to secondary school. He was in his early twenties when he first began painting, claiming that he only did so, because it was easier than any other work he could think of. Amundsen loved the sea, and had a lifelong interest in sailing and fishing. While growing up, Hjalmar and his father would drive to the East End of Long Island, and he'd go out in a fishing boat. Later he bought a small boat and went out sailing and fishing as often as he could. As an adult, the young artist moved back to New York and spent time painting in and around Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his early career, he is believed to have created up to 275 paintings a year over a period of six years under the name of Enwright, and it is now believed that J.J. Enwright and Hjalmar Amundsen is one and the same artist. Living in Greenwich Village, he was one of the founders of the Washington Square Art Show in New York, where he sold many of his works, and he painted covers for Motor Boating Magazine, which brought in $100 each. During that time Amundsen was friends with Joe Gould, B. Delaney, and F. Kline. In 1946 he moved to Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, with his second wife Nancy. Amundsen opened a studio and lived in the same building, becoming a well-liked figure in the community. He painted waterfront images, sailing ships, fishing boats, and the New England coastline. In 1948 he and Nancy had a daughter, but divorced in 1951, and he didn't have much contact thereafter with neither his daughter nor his son from a first marriage. Cappy lived a bohemian lifestyle, making a living with his painting, but by the 1980s times had become tough, and it was through the initiative of friends and the community that his house was restored. He died in Brookhaven Memorial Hospital on January 18, 2001. In September of 2003 the Sag Harbor Historical Society held a posthumous exhibition of his paintings.

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • C. Amundsen, O/B "Sailboat In Full Sail"
        Mar. 21, 2023

        C. Amundsen, O/B "Sailboat In Full Sail"

        Est: $50 - $5,000

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (Am. 1911-2001), signed "Cappy" lower right. Frame size: 22 1/4" high, 18 1/4" wide. Soiling.

        Schwenke Auctioneers
      • F.H. McKay, New England Village Scene, Oil on Canvas board, Frame: 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (29.8 x 34.9 cm.)
        Mar. 14, 2023

        F.H. McKay, New England Village Scene, Oil on Canvas board, Frame: 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (29.8 x 34.9 cm.)

        Est: $50 - $100

        F.H. McKay, New England Village Scene, Oil on Canvas board,

        Weschler's
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Dec. 14, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) "Northshore harbor scene " Oil on Canvas , Signed lower Left " Wm .( Lawrence was a Known pscudonym used by Amundsen) , measures 16" x 20, w/frame 20.5" x 24.5

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Hjalmar Cappy Amundsen (ME,NY,MA,1911-2001) oil painting
        Nov. 13, 2022

        Hjalmar Cappy Amundsen (ME,NY,MA,1911-2001) oil painting

        Est: $750 - $950

        ARTIST: Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (Maine, New York, Massachusetts, 1911 - 2001) NAME: Harbor Scene MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 24 x 30 inches / 60 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 34 inches / 73 x 86 cm SIGNATURE: lower left William Ward Jr NOTE: has artist's stamp on verso NAME VARIANTS: D Ainsley, Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, Hjalmar Amundsen, Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen, Ernest Cramer, JJ Enwright, W Hughes, William Lawrence, F H McKay, Frances H McKay, Francis H McKay, H Nansen, William Ward Jr CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122157 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: He was born Caspar Hjalmar Emerson III in New York City in 1911, and in 1946 legally changed his name to Hjalmar Amundsen in honor of his great-uncle, explorer Roald Amundsen, who located the magnetic center of the South Pole the year his great-nephew was born. Hjalmar spent his childhood in Bensonhurst, N.Y., attending grammar school in Brooklyn, and Hackensack, New Jersey, where he went to secondary school.He was in his early twenties when he first began painting, claiming that he only did so, because it was easier than any other work he could think of. Amundsen loved the sea, and had a lifelong interest in sailing and fishing. While growing up, Hjalmar and his father would drive to the East End of Long Island, and he'd go out in a fishing boat. Later he bought a small boat and went out sailing and fishing as often as he could. As an adult, the young artist moved back to New York and spent time painting in and around Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his early career, he is believed to have created up to 275 paintings a year over a period of six years under the name of Enwright, and it is now believed that J.J. Enwright and Hjalmar Amundsen is one and the same artist. Living in Greenwich Village, he was one of the founders of the Washington Square Art Show in New York, where he sold many of his works, and he painted covers for Motor Boating Magazine, which brought in $100 each. During that time Amundsen was friends with Joe Gould, B. Delaney, and F. Kline. In 1946 he moved to Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, with his second wife Nancy. Amundsen opened a studio and lived in the same building, becoming a well-liked figure in the community. He painted waterfront images, sailing ships, fishing boats, and the New England coastline. In 1948 he and Nancy had a daughter, but divorced in 1951, and he didn't have much contact thereafter with neither his daughter nor his son from a first marriage. Cappy lived a bohemian lifestyle, making a living with his painting, but by the 1980s times had become tough, and it was through the initiative of friends and the community that his house was restored. He died in Brookhaven Memorial Hospital on January 18, 2001.In September of 2003 the Sag Harbor Historical Society held a posthumous exhibition of his paintings.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001), Two shore scenes, Watercolors on paper, the largest 13.25" x 20.25 sight. Framed 22.5" x 29.5".
        Nov. 03, 2022

        C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001), Two shore scenes, Watercolors on paper, the largest 13.25" x 20.25 sight. Framed 22.5" x 29.5".

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001 Two shore scenes, one depicting boys jumping into a harbor, possibly New York, and one depicting seine fishing. Both signed lower right "Amundsen".

        Eldred's
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Oct. 30, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) "Harbor scene " Oil on Canvas , Signed , measures 18" x 24" , w/frame 26.5" x 21"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • J. J. Enwright (1911 - 2001) Oil on Canvas
        Oct. 16, 2022

        J. J. Enwright (1911 - 2001) Oil on Canvas

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        J. J. Enwright (also known as Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen), depicting a port scene. Signed at the lower right.

        Locati LLC
      • J.J. ENWRIGHT [PSEUDONYM FOR H. "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN] (AMERICAN 1911-2001)
        Oct. 15, 2022

        J.J. ENWRIGHT [PSEUDONYM FOR H. "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN] (AMERICAN 1911-2001)

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        J.J. ENWRIGHT [PSEUDONYM FOR H. "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN] (AMERICAN 1911-2001) Gloucester Boat , oil on canvas 51.5 x 66 cm (20 1/4 x 26 in.) framed dimensions: 68 x 83 cm (26 3/4 x 32 5/8 in.) PROVENANCE Wallace Gallery, 19th and 20th Century American Art, East Hampton, NY Private Brooklyn Heights collection

        Shapiro Auctions LLC
      • Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "The Old Wharf", Cape Cod, oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounte...
        Sep. 27, 2022

        Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "The Old Wharf", Cape Cod, oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounte...

        Est: $400 - $800

        Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "The Old Wharf", Cape Cod, oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounted in original custom gilt carved frame, titled and signed on reverse, 16" x 20", framed 21-1/2" x 25-1/2", very good condition, Amundsen also used the aliases William Ward Jr, Frances H McKay, W Hughes, Ernest Cramer, Sven Sagg, JC Bennett, John Dune and others

        William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals
      • Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "Cape Cod Port", oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounted in origi...
        Sep. 27, 2022

        Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "Cape Cod Port", oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounted in origi...

        Est: $400 - $800

        Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "Cape Cod Port", oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounted in original custom gilt carved frame, titled and signed on reverse, 16" x 20", framed 21" x 15", very good condition, Amundsen also used the aliases William Ward Jr, Frances H McKay, W Hughes, Ernest Cramer, Sven Sagg, JC Bennett, John Dune and others

        William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals
      • Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "New England Harbor", oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounted in ...
        Sep. 27, 2022

        Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "New England Harbor", oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounted in ...

        Est: $600 - $1,200

        Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, (American, 1911-2001, aka JJ Enwright) "New England Harbor", oil on canvas, signed JJ Enwright, mounted in original custom gilt carved frame, 20" x 26", framed 26" x 32", very good condition, Amundsen also used the aliases William Ward Jr, Frances H McKay, W Hughes, Ernest Cramer, Sven Sagg, JC Bennett, John Dune and others

        William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Sep. 21, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) "Harbor scene " Oil on Canvas , Signed , measures 18" x 24" , w/frame 26.5" x 21"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen
        Sep. 17, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        (American, 1911-2001) Harbor Scene, signed lower right "J.J. Enwright", oil on canvas, 28 x 38 in.; carved driftwood style frame, 36 x 46 in. Provenance: Private Collection

        Brunk Auctions
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Aug. 16, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001)  "Harbor scene " Oil on Canvas , Signed , measures 18" x 24" , w/frame 26.5" x 21"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001), Harbor view., Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 30” x 41.5”.
        Jul. 27, 2022

        C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001), Harbor view., Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Framed 30” x 41.5”.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001 Harbor view. Signed lower left "William Ward Jr.". "Ward" was a pseudonym used by Amundsen.

        Eldred's
      • C. HJALMAR 'CAPPY' AMUNDSEN, AMERICAN 1911-2001, SAILBOATS AT DOCK - POSSIBLY GLOUCESTER, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 1/8 in. (40.64 x 51.12 cm.), Frame: 20 5/8 x 24 1/2 in. (52.39 x 62.23 cm.)
        Jun. 28, 2022

        C. HJALMAR 'CAPPY' AMUNDSEN, AMERICAN 1911-2001, SAILBOATS AT DOCK - POSSIBLY GLOUCESTER, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 1/8 in. (40.64 x 51.12 cm.), Frame: 20 5/8 x 24 1/2 in. (52.39 x 62.23 cm.)

        Est: $700 - $900

        C. HJALMAR 'CAPPY' AMUNDSEN AMERICAN, 1911-2001 SAILBOATS AT DOCK - POSSIBLY GLOUCESTER Oil on canvas Lower right signed: Hjalmar Amundsen

        Potomack Company
      • C. HJALMAR 'CAPPY' AMUNDSEN, AMERICAN 1911-2001, WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH RED BARN, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.80 cm.), Frame: 21 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (54.61 x 65.41 cm.)
        Jun. 28, 2022

        C. HJALMAR 'CAPPY' AMUNDSEN, AMERICAN 1911-2001, WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH RED BARN, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.80 cm.), Frame: 21 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (54.61 x 65.41 cm.)

        Est: $700 - $900

        C. HJALMAR 'CAPPY' AMUNDSEN AMERICAN, 1911-2001 WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH RED BARN Oil on canvas Lower right signed: H. Amundsen

        Potomack Company
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) Oil on Canvas
        Jun. 19, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) Oil on Canvas

        Est: $100 - $500

        A coastal Maine scene with figures, signed F. H. Mckay at the lower left.

        Locati LLC
      • C. Hjalmar Amundsen, (1911-2001, Long Island, NY), "Gloucester Harbor", Oil on canvas, 16" H x 20" W
        May. 17, 2022

        C. Hjalmar Amundsen, (1911-2001, Long Island, NY), "Gloucester Harbor", Oil on canvas, 16" H x 20" W

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        C. Hjalmar Amundsen (1911-2001, Long Island, NY) "Gloucester Harbor" Oil on canvas Signed lower right: J. J. Enwright; signed again, titled and numbered on the stretcher: #6970 16" H x 20" W Notes: J. J. Enwright was a pseudonym used by Amundsen.

        John Moran Auctioneers
      • J. J. Enwright (American, 1911 - 2001) Cape Ann
        May. 15, 2022

        J. J. Enwright (American, 1911 - 2001) Cape Ann

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        J. J. Enwright (also known as Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen), oil on canvas, signed bottom right, also titled "Cape Ann Boats" verso.

        Locati LLC
      • C. Hjalmar 'Cappy' Amundsen
        Apr. 01, 2022

        C. Hjalmar 'Cappy' Amundsen

        Est: $200 - $300

        C. Hjalmar 'Cappy' Amundsen (New York/Massachusetts, 1911-2001) COASTAL COTTAGES oil on canvasboard, framed, signed with pseudonym F.H. McKay H8" W10" Provenance: Southern Estate

        Charlton Hall
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (American, 1911-2001), Off Cape Ann
        Mar. 12, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (American, 1911-2001), Off Cape Ann

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (American, 1911-2001), Off Cape Ann oil on canvas, signed with the pseudonym "J. J. Enwright" at lower left, title inscribed faintly to stretcher, frame retaining label from Newman Galleries of Philadelphia. Stretcher size 24 x 30 in.; Frame dimensions 28 3/4 x 34 3/4 in. C. Hjalmar Amundsen, more commonly known as "Cappy," was born in New York City in 1911. He, along with Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, was one of the founders of the Washington Square Art Show in the early 1930s. While his contemporaries experimented with Abstract Expressionism, Cappy embraced the traditional realism of New England fishing villages, seascapes and other maritime scenes. In order to avoid flooding the market with works under his name, Cappy invented numerous aliases including J. J. Enwright, André Picot, F. H. Mackay and William Ward Jr. In 2020, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum presented a retrospective, "The Art and Aliases of 'Cappy' Amundsen." Gifted in 1944 to Walter Ludlow Taylor by employees of the Philadelphia Navy Yard By descent through the family Private Collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

        Leland Little Auctions
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Feb. 27, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) AmericanOil / Canvasboard,Signed Lower Left ,measures 15.5" x 19" inches

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN
        Feb. 05, 2022

        C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN (American, Long Island, 1911-2001), harbor scene at sunset, oil on canvas, signed ''J.J. Enwright'' lower right. Newman Galleries label to stretcher verso. Minor bulging to canvas, two areas with minor aging cracks. Canvas 24''h, 36''w.

        South Bay Auctions Inc
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Feb. 02, 2022

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: - $2,500

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) Oil / Canvasboard,Signed Lower Right ,measures 20.5" x 16.5 "

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Casper Cappy Amundsen O/C Wharf Scene
        Jan. 29, 2022

        Casper Cappy Amundsen O/C Wharf Scene

        Est: $600 - $700

        Casper Hjalmar Amundsen (American, 1911-2001), also known as "Cappy" or John J. Enwright, oil on canvas painting depicting several sailboats and rowboats moored along two piers with dock houses, an additional building with wooden buoys hanging on the wall in the right foreground, and a low hill across the bay beneath a cloud filled blue sky in the background. Signed "J. J. Enwright" lower right. Stamped copyright information, en verso of canvas. Two Young Fine Arts labels, en verso of frame. Housed in a fluted wooden frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 35 1/2" W. Frame: 30 1/2" H x 42 3/8" W. Biography (Source: "Cappy: The Life and Art of C. Hjalmar Amundsen", by Terry Wallace): Casper "Cappy" Hjalmar Amundsen was born in New York City to the artist, Casper Emerson, Jr., and grew up learning drawing and painting in his father's studio. He attended the Blair Academy and the Grand Central School of Art. In 1932, Cappy, along with Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Beaufort Delaney and others, founded the Washington Square Outdoor Art Show. Amundsen later traveled via yawl along the eastern seaboard working as a commercial fisherman to support himself for. During this time, he developed skill as a painter and. Amundsen has operated under more than twenty pseudonyms, including Hjalmar, I. Emerson, Hjalmar Emerson Amundsen, C. Hjalmar Amundsen, J. J. Enwright, William Ward, Jr., F. H. McKay, W. Hughes, Sven Sagg, and many others. The multiple signatures were probably a marketing ploy to enable Amundsen to place different prices on his works, sometimes executed in differing styles, when displaying them in his usual outdoor/street art shows such as the Washing Square Art Show.

        Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
      • C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American
        Dec. 18, 2021

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) American

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (1911 - 2001) Oil / Canvasboard,Signed Lower Right ,measures 20.5" x 16.5"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Casper "Cappy" Hjalmar Amundsen
        Dec. 02, 2021

        Casper "Cappy" Hjalmar Amundsen

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Casper "Cappy" Hjalmar Amundsen (W. Hughes) (New York 1911-2001) Oil on canvas a harbor scene. Signed lower left "W. Hughes". Canvas 23 3/4" x 35 1/2". With frame 31" x 42 3/4"

        Willow Auction House
      • FRANCIS H. MCKAY AKA HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (ME/NY/MA, 1911-2001)
        Nov. 14, 2021

        FRANCIS H. MCKAY AKA HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (ME/NY/MA, 1911-2001)

        Est: $400 - $600

        "End of the Village", oil on canvasboard, signed lower left, signed and titled verso, in weathered gold frame with whitewash, white liner, OS: 21 1/2" x 17 1/2", SS: 15 1/4" x 11 1/4". Good condition.

        Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
      • C HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN gouache on paper
        Oct. 30, 2021

        C HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN gouache on paper

        Est: $150 - $250

        C HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN (American, Long Island, 1911-2001), three-masted ship at full sail with steamship in choppy waters, gouache on paper, signed ''Hjalmar'' and inscribed ''To Mary C.'' at lower right, on verso of black chalk drawing of two circus performers with dog. Matted and framed under glass. Minor losses and stains. Paper 10''h, 8-1/8''w.

        South Bay Auctions Inc
      • C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN oil on board
        Oct. 30, 2021

        C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN oil on board

        Est: $400 - $600

        C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN (American, Long Island, 1911-2001), seascape with crashing waves at sunset, oil on board, signed ''Amundsen'' lower right. Minor accretions. Board 12''h, 24''w.

        South Bay Auctions Inc
      • C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN oil on canvas
        Oct. 30, 2021

        C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN oil on canvas

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        C. HJALMAR ''CAPPY'' AMUNDSEN (American, Long Island, 1911-2001), harbor scene, oil on canvas, signed ''Hjalmar Amundsen'' lower left. Stretcher marks, craquelure. Canvas 20-1/8''h, 26-1/8''w.

        South Bay Auctions Inc
      • Hjalmar Cappy Amundsen (ME,NY,MA,1911-2001) oil painting
        Oct. 10, 2021

        Hjalmar Cappy Amundsen (ME,NY,MA,1911-2001) oil painting

        Est: $650 - $800

        ARTIST: Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (Maine, New York, Massachusetts, 1911 - 2001) NAME: Still Life with Nude Women in Bottles MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 20 x 22 inches / 50 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NAME VARIANTS: D Ainsley, Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, Hjalmar Amundsen, Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen, Ernest Cramer, JJ Enwright, W Hughes, William Lawrence, F H McKay, Frances H McKay, Francis H McKay, H Nansen, William Ward Jr CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118672 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: He was born Caspar Hjalmar Emerson III in New York City in 1911, and in 1946 legally changed his name to Hjalmar Amundsen in honor of his great-uncle, explorer Roald Amundsen, who located the magnetic center of the South Pole the year his great-nephew was born. Hjalmar spent his childhood in Bensonhurst, N.Y., attending grammar school in Brooklyn, and Hackensack, New Jersey, where he went to secondary school.He was in his early twenties when he first began painting, claiming that he only did so, because it was easier than any other work he could think of. Amundsen loved the sea, and had a lifelong interest in sailing and fishing. While growing up, Hjalmar and his father would drive to the East End of Long Island, and he'd go out in a fishing boat. Later he bought a small boat and went out sailing and fishing as often as he could. As an adult, the young artist moved back to New York and spent time painting in and around Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his early career, he is believed to have created up to 275 paintings a year over a period of six years under the name of Enwright, and it is now believed that J.J. Enwright and Hjalmar Amundsen is one and the same artist. Living in Greenwich Village, he was one of the founders of the Washington Square Art Show in New York, where he sold many of his works, and he painted covers for Motor Boating Magazine, which brought in $100 each. During that time Amundsen was friends with Joe Gould, B. Delaney, and F. Kline. In 1946 he moved to Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, with his second wife Nancy. Amundsen opened a studio and lived in the same building, becoming a well-liked figure in the community. He painted waterfront images, sailing ships, fishing boats, and the New England coastline. In 1948 he and Nancy had a daughter, but divorced in 1951, and he didn't have much contact thereafter with neither his daughter nor his son from a first marriage. Cappy lived a bohemian lifestyle, making a living with his painting, but by the 1980s times had become tough, and it was through the initiative of friends and the community that his house was restored. He died in Brookhaven Memorial Hospital on January 18, 2001.In September of 2003 the Sag Harbor Historical Society held a posthumous exhibition of his paintings.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Hjalmar Cappy Amundsen (ME,NY,MA,1911-2001) oil painting
        Oct. 10, 2021

        Hjalmar Cappy Amundsen (ME,NY,MA,1911-2001) oil painting

        Est: $650 - $800

        ARTIST: Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (Maine, New York, Massachusetts, 1911 - 2001) NAME: Restaurant Scene MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 15 inches / 30 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 17 x 20 inches / 43 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NAME VARIANTS: D Ainsley, Casper Hjalmar Amundsen, Hjalmar Amundsen, Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen, Ernest Cramer, JJ Enwright, W Hughes, William Lawrence, F H McKay, Frances H McKay, Francis H McKay, H Nansen, William Ward Jr CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118671 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: He was born Caspar Hjalmar Emerson III in New York City in 1911, and in 1946 legally changed his name to Hjalmar Amundsen in honor of his great-uncle, explorer Roald Amundsen, who located the magnetic center of the South Pole the year his great-nephew was born. Hjalmar spent his childhood in Bensonhurst, N.Y., attending grammar school in Brooklyn, and Hackensack, New Jersey, where he went to secondary school.He was in his early twenties when he first began painting, claiming that he only did so, because it was easier than any other work he could think of. Amundsen loved the sea, and had a lifelong interest in sailing and fishing. While growing up, Hjalmar and his father would drive to the East End of Long Island, and he'd go out in a fishing boat. Later he bought a small boat and went out sailing and fishing as often as he could. As an adult, the young artist moved back to New York and spent time painting in and around Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his early career, he is believed to have created up to 275 paintings a year over a period of six years under the name of Enwright, and it is now believed that J.J. Enwright and Hjalmar Amundsen is one and the same artist. Living in Greenwich Village, he was one of the founders of the Washington Square Art Show in New York, where he sold many of his works, and he painted covers for Motor Boating Magazine, which brought in $100 each. During that time Amundsen was friends with Joe Gould, B. Delaney, and F. Kline. In 1946 he moved to Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, with his second wife Nancy. Amundsen opened a studio and lived in the same building, becoming a well-liked figure in the community. He painted waterfront images, sailing ships, fishing boats, and the New England coastline. In 1948 he and Nancy had a daughter, but divorced in 1951, and he didn't have much contact thereafter with neither his daughter nor his son from a first marriage. Cappy lived a bohemian lifestyle, making a living with his painting, but by the 1980s times had become tough, and it was through the initiative of friends and the community that his house was restored. He died in Brookhaven Memorial Hospital on January 18, 2001.In September of 2003 the Sag Harbor Historical Society held a posthumous exhibition of his paintings.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • C. Hjalmar Amundsen O/C, Harbor Scene
        Jul. 25, 2021

        C. Hjalmar Amundsen O/C, Harbor Scene

        Est: $400 - $450

        C. Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen (Maine/New York/Massachusetts, 1880-2001) impressionist oil on canvas painting depicting a boat moored at a dock before two red buildings, a body of water and a row of buildings visible on the opposite shore beneath a cloudy grey sky. Signed "H Amundsen" lower left. Typed artist's label en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with off white linen liner and a giltwood fillet. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN.

        Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
      • "Cappy" Hjalmar Amundsen. Boats in the Harbor, oil
        Jul. 24, 2021

        "Cappy" Hjalmar Amundsen. Boats in the Harbor, oil

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        (American, 1911-2001). Oil on canvas, signed "H. Amundsen" ll, identifying information on verso, 24 x 30 in., framed. Book "Cappy" by Terry Wallace included. Book does not include the painting up for auction.

        Alex Cooper
      • C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (1911-2001)
        Jun. 26, 2021

        C. HJALMAR "CAPPY" AMUNDSEN (1911-2001)

        Est: $100 - $300

        "Winter at Roslyn" (possibly Gerry Park) gouache 20 x 25 1/2 inches. signed with pseudonym "Ernest Cramer" and titled on frame 25 1/2 x 31 inches (overall)

        John McInnis Auctioneers
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