B. J. O. Nordfeldt (American (born Sweden), Jonstorp 1878–1955 Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Sheet: 9 5/16 x 11 1/8 in. (23.7 x 28.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. B. J. O. Nordfeldt, 1955
Not on view
Born in Sweden, Nordfeldt moved to Chicago with his family in 1891. He was predominately active in woodcut prints in two phases: 1900 to 1906 and 1915 to 1917. Moonrise—The Wave was designed during the first phase. Having just returned from a visit to Sweden in 1903, Nordfeldt focused on seascapes and images of coastal village life. Inspired by Japanese woodblocks, he froze the action of the wave breaking against a retaining wall.