|File:Portrett av Christian Krohg, ca 1903.jpg|
13 August 1852|
Vestre Aker, Norway
16 October 1925 (aged 73)|
|Known for||naturalist painter|
- For the politician of the same name, see Christian Krohg (government minister).
Christian Krohg (13 August 1852 – 16 October 1925), was a Norwegian naturalist painter, illustrator, author and journalist.
Life and career
Krohg was the son of lawyer and statesman Georg Anton Krohg (1817–73) and the grandson of Christian Krohg (1777–1828) who was a government minister. Krohg studied law at the University of Oslo (then Christiania) (1869–73) and was educated in Germany at the Baden School of Art in Karlsruhe under Hans Gude, and later worked in Paris from 1881 to 1882.
Inspired by the ideas of the realists he chose motives primarily from everyday life – often its darker or socially inferior sides. Particularly well known are his pictures of prostitutes. Prostitution is also the subject of his novel Albertine (1886), which caused a scandal when first published, and was confiscated by the police. (See also related painting in the gallery below).
Krohg’s powerful and straightforward style made him one of the leading figures in the transition from romanticism to naturalism, characteristic of Norwegian art in this period. Through his periodic residence at Skagen, where he arrived for the first time in 1879, he had great influence on Anna and Michael Ancher, and provided early support to Edvard Munch.
Krohg was the founding editor of the Bohemian journal, Impressionisten, in 1886. He then became a journalist in the Oslo newspaper Verdens Gang from 1890 to 1910, where he wrote remarkable portrait interviews. Later he became a professor director at the The Norwegian Academy of Arts (Statens Kunstakademi) 1909-1925.
- Gerhard Munthe (1849).jpg
Portrait of the Painter Gerhard Munthe
- Christian Krohg - Portrait of the Painter Oda Krohg, b. Lasson - Google Art Project.jpg
Oda Krohg (Portrait of Oda Krohg. 1886)
- Christian Krohg - self-portrait (1912).jpg
Selvportrett med staffeli (Self-portrait with easel. 1912)
- Christian Krohg-Selvportrett i kurvstol 1917.jpg
Selvportrett i kurvstol (Self-portrait in chair. 1917)
He was married to artist Oda Krohg and was the father of muralist Per Lasson Krohg. There are notable paintings by Christian Krohg in the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo and at Skagens Museum in Denmark.
- Christian Krogh-Albertine i politilægens venteværelse.jpg
Albertine i politilægens venteværelse (Albertine at the Police Doctor's Waiting Room, 1885–87)
- Christian Krohg-Sovende mor med barn 1883.jpg
Sovende mor med barn (Sleeping mother with child. 1883)
- Christian Krohg - Braiding her Hair - Google Art Project.jpg
Håret flettes (The hair is being braided. 1882)
- Christian Krohg - Tired - Google Art Project.jpg
Trett (Tired. 1885)
Leiv Eriksson oppdager Amerika (Leif Erikson discovers America. 1893)
- Christian Krohg - Babord litt.jpg
Babord litt (Port side. 1879)
- Christian Krohg - Silda Kommer - IMG 9340.jpg
Silda Kommer (Herring upcoming)
17 mai 1893 (May 17, 1893)
- Haverkamp, Frode. Hans Fredrik Gude: From National Romanticism to Realism in Landscape (in Norwegian). trans. Joan Fuglesang.
- Thue, Oscar Christian Krohg (Aschehoug, 1997)
- Thue, Oscar Christian Krohgs portretter (Gyldendal, 1971)
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- Christian Krohg and Skagen
- Digitized books by Christian Krohg at National Library of Norway
- Works by Christian Krogh at Project Gutenberg
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