THEODORE VICTOR CARL VALENKAMPH1868-1924
Marine painter Theodore Victor Carl Valenkamph was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1868. He emigrated to the United States in 1899 and settled in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Valenkamph is considered a specialist in the depiction of square-riggers, but he painted seascapes, landscapes and occasional animal studies as well. By 1903 Valenkamph had established his studio in the Studio Building on Tremont Street in Boston, a favored location of artists such as Copeland, Gaugengigl, Griggs, Lansil, Ordway, and Shapleigh. He became a member of the Boston Art Club and his work was exhibited by the Art Club in 1906 and 1908. By 1909 Valenkamph had moved to Rocky Neck Avenue in East Gloucester. He died in Gloucester in 1924. Valenkamph’s work can be seen at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska.