Eigil G. Rasmussen

American, 1913 - 1971


Eigil G. Rasmussen was born in Nastved, Denmark in 1913. He emigrated to the United States with his family in 1925, first settling in Kansas City, KS and then moving to Chicago in the early 1930s. As an adult, Rasmussen lived on the near Northwest side of Chicago and worked professionally as a commercial artist specializing in graphic design and scientific illustration. In the late 1960s, he exhibited his Chicago themed paintings at the Florentine Galleries on Oak Street in Chicago. In 1967 and 1968, his Chicago scenes were exhibited in "Places Visited", two exhibitions held the lobby gallery of the Hartford Building at 100 S. Wacker Drive. The Chicago Tribune featured images of these works in reviews of the exhibitions at that time. Rasmussen died in Chicago in 1971.

  • Rasmussen 14731 ur

    Untitled (Water Tower, Chicago), ca. 1965
    Oil on board
    14 x 11 inches

    Signed Eigil, lower left; titled on reverse.

    #14731
  • Rasmussen 11535

    Michigan Avenue - Near the Tribune Tower, ca. 1965
    Oil on board
    20 x 24 inches

    Signed Eigil, lower right; titled on reverse.

    #11535
  • Rasmussen 11540

    Untitled (Michigan Avenue), ca. 1970
    Oil on board
    24 x 20 inches
    #11540
  • Rasmussen 11539

    Untitled (Under the El), ca. 1968
    Oil on board
    24 x 20 inches

    Signed Eigil, center right.

    #11539
  • Rasmussen 11547

    Untitled (Under the El, Wabash Avenue), ca. 1969
    Oil on board
    30 x 24 inches

    Signed Eigil, lower left.

    #11547
  • Rasmussen 11545

    Untitled (State Street), ca. 1965
    Oil on board
    20 x 24 inches
    #11545
  • Rasmussen 11529

    Untitled (Beach Scene - Chicago), ca. 1965
    Oil on board
    11 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches

    Signed Eigil, lower left.

    #11529
  • Rasmussen 11541

    Untitled (State Street at Night - Christmastime), ca. 1965
    Oil on board
    24 x 20 inches

    Signed Eigil, lower right.

    #11541
  • Rasmussen 11534

    Untitled (Grant Park, Chicago), ca. 1968
    Oil on board
    20 x 24 inches

    Signed Eigil, lower left; titled on reverse.

    #11534
  • Rasmussen 11532

    Lincoln Park Lagoon - with Boats, ca. 1965
    Oil on board
    16 x 20 inches

    Signed Eigil, lower left; titled on reverse.

    #11532
  • Rasmussen 11537

    Grant Park, Looking North Towards Michigan Avenue, ca. 1968
    Oil on board
    20 x 24 inches
    #11537
  • Rasmussen 11536

    Autumn Afternoon - Jackson & Michigan Ave., ca. 1965
    Oil on board
    20 x 24 inches

    Signed Eigil lower left; titled on reverse.

    #11536
  • Rasmussen 11546

    Untitled (The Art Institute of Chicago), ca. 1969
    Oil on board
    20 x 24 inches

    Signed Eigil, lower right.

    #11546

Eigil G. Rasmussen was born in Nastved, Denmark in 1913. He emigrated to the United States with his family in 1925, first settling in Kansas City, KS and then moving to Chicago in the early 1930s. As an adult, Rasmussen lived on the near Northwest side of Chicago and worked professionally as a commercial artist specializing in graphic design and scientific illustration. In the late 1960s, he exhibited his Chicago themed paintings at the Florentine Galleries on Oak Street in Chicago. In 1967 and 1968, his Chicago scenes were exhibited in "Places Visited", two exhibitions held the lobby gallery of the Hartford Building at 100 S. Wacker Drive. The Chicago Tribune featured images of these works in reviews of the exhibitions at that time. Rasmussen died in Chicago in 1971.

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