Johan Christian Claussen Dahl

1788-1858 Norway-Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Johan Christian Dahl from Bergen, Norway ranked amongst the top European artists of the romantic era. He was championed by the artist Lyder Sagen who arranged for him to study at the Academy in Copenhagen where he became devoted to landscape painting. The works of Jacob van Ruisdael bore a strong influence on him along with Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg and later the paintings of his friend Caspar David Friedrich. Prince Christian Frederik turned into one of his most supportive patrons on seeing his works. With the acquaintance of Friedrich, he established a successful career in Dresden and was appointed professor at the Academy of Dresden, a post he held until he died. He spent a brief period in Italy at the behest of Prince Christian Frederik where he was inspired by Italianate landscapes. He paid several trips to Norway and was a founder of the National Gallery of Norway. He died in Dresden and his remains were returned to Bergen in 1934.

 

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Copenhagen Harbour by Moonlight

 Copenhagen Harbour by Moonlight

Birch in
Storm

Birch in Storm

Avaldsnes
pa Karmoy

Avaldsnes pa Karmoy

Birch in Autumn
Landscapes

Birch in Autumn Landscapes

Julie
Vogel

Julie Vogel

Port of
Copenhagen

Port of Copenhagen

Labro
Waterfall

Labro Waterfall

Frederiksholms
Canal

Frederiksholms Canal in Copenhagen with Christian the Fourth-s Brewery

Eruption of the
Vesuvius

Eruption of the Vesuvius

Landscape
with Bridge

Landscape with Bridge

Fjord
in Holmestrand

Fjord in Holmestrand

Lyshornet
in Bergen

Lyshornet in Bergen

Mount Vesuvius from Castellammare

Mount Vesuvius from Castellammare

Megalith Grave
in Winter

Megalith Grave in Winter

Mountain Landscape
with a Castle

Mountain Landscape with a Castle

Pedersborg
Church

Pedersborg Church

Avaldsnes Church
Ruins

Avaldsnes Church Ruins

Cloud Study
with Horizon

Cloud Study with Horizon

Shipwreck off the
Norwegian Coast

Shipwreck off the Norwegian Coast

Thunder Clouds over
the Palace Tower

Thunder Clouds over the Palace Tower at Dresden

Roe
Waterfall

Roe Waterfall

Gulf of
Naples

Gulf of Naples


Trolltindene

Trolltindene


Watzmann

Watzmann

Two Belfries at
Sunset-Copenhagen

Two Belfries at Sunset-Copenhagen


View of Dresden
at Full Moon

View of Dresden at Full Moon