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Hjalmar Amundsen (1911 - 2001)

Lot 350: J.J. Enwright (1911-2001), Lobster Fishermen, Oil on canvas, 37 x 27"

Vogt Galleries Texas

February 27, 2021
San Antonio, TX, US

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J.J. Enwright (1911-2001), Lobster Fisherman, oil on canvas, 37 x 27", frame: 33.5 x 43.5"

Provenance: A San Antonio, Texas Estate

The following information was submitted in  July of 2006 by Daniel Turner, M.D., a collector of his paintings:
J.J. Enwright (pseudonym for Hjalmar "Cappy" Amundsen)
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.

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Buyers have 7 days past the auction date to pick up their purchase(s). You can pick up items in person at Vogt Auction - 7233 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78216.

Our in-house shipping department will be happy to provide quotes and cater to all of your shipping requirements. Please call our office on 210-822-6155 to arrange. Alternatively, we can use your preferred shipper, or we recommend the following services:

- For most items UPS or FedEx will work. Our local offices are: UPS Store #344. Call 210-829-1666 and ask for Ricardo for estimates and to arrange pickup. 7113 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center. Call 1-800-463-3339 for estimates; after securing an estimate, we are happy to drop off purchases for packing and shipping. 602 NW Loop 410 #112, San Antonio, TX 78216 phone: 210-979-0804

- If you would like a higher/white-glove level of service we recommend PakMail of San Antonio:
Call Michelle Eastman at 210-804-1725 for estimates and to arrange free pickup. 7700 Broadway St #104, San Antonio, TX 78209

- For furniture and larger items: Egger Antique Delivery Mike Egger, 210-885-6286 Patriot Moving Clint O'Neal, 210-882-8530
PICK-UPS:
The buyer must arrange for collection of a purchased lot within seven (7) days of the date of the auction. Vogt Auction will not release auction purchases until we have received payment in full (and until any checks have cleared the bank). If the buyer pays for their purchases but does not collect their items within thirty (30) days of the auction, the buyer will incur a storage fee of $5 per day. We will not release purchased lots to the buyer until all such charges have been paid in full. If a purchased lot is paid for but not picked up within 2 months the buyer authorizes Vogt Auction, upon notice, to arrange a resale of the item by auction or private sale, with estimates and a reserve set at Vogt Auction's reasonable discretion. The proceeds of such sale will be applied to pay for storage charges and any other outstanding costs and expenses owed by the buyer to Vogt Auction and the remainder will be forfeited unless collected by the buyer within 2 years of the original auction.