Gustave Adolph Magnussen (1868-1944)


Born of Danish parents in Indiana, Gustave Magnussen pursued his art studies in Europe before moving to California at the turn of the century. Living first in San Francisco, he migrated to Southern California where he established a studio on Balboa Island in Newport Harbor in 1930.

An accomplished artist who painted mainly local views, works by Magnussen are today considered rare and include landscapes, seascapes, portraits and miniatures. He was an active member of the Laguna Beach Art Association and exhibited at the California state fair in 1930.

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