Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of Asta Norregaard? Welcome to Her World of Women

Asta Norregaard, Portrait of Catherine Frick,, 1903, oil on canvas, National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo, Norway

 

Norwegian artist Asta Norregaard (1853-1933) was renowned for her portraits, her clients including Edvard Munch and the king of Norway.  In this blog, Norregaard demonstrates her superlative skill at depicting women, ranging from the affluent to the peasant classes as well as her own self-portrait.

 

Asta Norregaard, Peasant Woman of Normandy, 1889, oil, National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo, Norway

 

Asta Norregaard, Portrait of Marthine Cappelen Hjort, pastel, 1897, National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, Oslo, Norway

 

Asta Norregaard, Self Portrait, 1890, pastel, Oslo Museum, Oslo, Norway

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