Nikolai Astrup

1880-1928 Norway Neo-romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Nicholai Astrup was from Bremanger Norway. He is regarded as one of Norway's most prominent artists. He was brought up in a strict religious household by his father who was a priest. His ambition to become an artist was against the family's principals. He spent most of his life in Jølster where he was inspired by the local landscapes in all seasons. He studied in Oslo and Paris during his training years and travelled to Germany to view the museums. He was influenced by Henri Roussseau and Arnold Bocklin whom he named one of his sons after. In 1902, he married a local peasant girl and had eight children. They lived on a farm but had a meagre existence, and he suffered from bad health. However he still became established as one of Norway's great painters alongside Edvard Munch.

 

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Barn Of Marriage

Barn Of Marriage

Bird Stones

Bird Stones

Kl 2 juninat

Kl 2 juninat

Klar Juninatt

Klar Juninatt

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Maimane

Maimane

Scoop Night

Scoop Night

The Grain Stack

The Grain Stack

Natlys-Rhubarb-

Natlys Rhubarb Goose and Haegg

Our nightl

Our night and Seljekall

in the Garden

Our Night in the Garden

St Hansbal

Saint Hansbal ved Jolstravatnet

Waterfall Glacier

Waterfall Glacier

Winter Night

Winter Night

hag with lantern

hag with lantern

marigold

marigold

night

night

small stook

small stook

spring evening

spring evening at jølstervannet by Nikolai Astrup

svanøy bay

svanøy bay

vicarage gardens

vicarage gardens