Nils Kreuger

1858-1930 Sweden/Plein-Air

 

Brief Biography-Nils Edvard Kreuger's initial period of painting was plein-air and later changed to National Romanticism. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and took private lessons with Edvard Perseus. He spent time in Paris, where the works of Jules Bastien-Lepage influenced him. He became involved in the 'Opponenterna' The Opponents, a protest group against rigid academicism in the Academy of Fine Arts; then, he leaned towards National Romanticism. He also co-founded the Artist's Union and later the Varberg Group with Richard Bergh, inspired by Gauguin and Van Gogh's paintings. Kreuger ceased painting in his later years due to failing sight.

 

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Evening

April Evening

Coastal Resort

Coastal Resort


Freed Horses

Freed Horses

In the Rain-Paris

In the Rain-Paris

Pasturating Cow

Pasturating Cow

Labor

Labor

Lundagatan

Lundagatan

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Rocky Grounds

On the Rocky Grounds

Northern-Light

Northern-Light Movement

Landscape

Landscape with Geese

Snowy Boulevard

Snowy Boulevard with Horse-drawn Cab

Sunny Clouds

Sunny Clouds

Swelling Skies

Swelling Skies

The Old School

The Old School