Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Herbjorn (Bjorn) Peter Egeli (1900-1984) was a Norwegian-born artist who was well-known for his portraits.
This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts [now the Smithsonian American Art Museum] and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section E).
Bjorn P. Egeli, an American portrait artist, stands in front of a window dressed in a winter coat and scarf. He had a one-man exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art foyer [now the Smithsonian American Art Museum] from February 5-12, 1936, that included 34 portraits.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook A-N