Christian Krohg

1852-1925 Norway/Naturalism

 

Brief Biography-Christian Krohg was born in Oslo in 1852. He obtained a law degree at the University of Christiania. During his law studies, he studied art privately under Fredrik Eckersberg, followed by instruction from Hans Gude and Karl Gussow at the School of Art in Karlsruhe. In Berlin, he gained considerable experience and painted in a naturalist form. In 1879, he began to visit Skagen in Northern Denmark, where Scandinavian artists gathered annually to paint en plein-air; they impressed him greatly. He also helped other members of the Skagen group, including Edvard Munch. In Paris, he exhibited at the salon where he lived between 1901 and 1909 and taught at the Académie Colarossi. On his return to Oslo, he became Director at the Academy of Painting and Sculpture, a position he held for his life. Krohg received numerous honours throughout his career.

 

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struggle
for survival

struggle for survival

Gerhard
Munthe

Gerhard Munthe

Into
the Air

Into the Air


Jaded

Jaded


Toilet

 Toilet

Leiv Eiriksson
Discovers America

Leiv Eiriksson Discovers America

Sick
Girl

Sick Girl

Seventeenth
of May

Seventeenth of May

Oda
Krohg

Oda Krohg

The Herring Is
Coming

The Herring Is Coming

The Hair is
Braided

The Hair is Braided

Wife who
Cuts Bread

Wife who Cuts Bread

Sleeping Mother
with Child

Sleeping Mother with Child

Young Woman
on a Bench

Young Woman on a Bench