Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Scandinavian Master—Art is All in the Family

Christian Krohg, Oda Krohg, 1888, oil on canvas, National Museum, Oslo, Norway

 

Norwegian artist Christian Krohg (1852-1925) was renowned for his realistic style, often drawn to everyday subjects in the world around him.  He also immortalized his family, such as his wife painter Oda (1860-1935)  posing in the striking portrait above and with their son Per (1889-1965), in the intimate scene below.  Later Per would follow the same career as his parents.

 

Christian Krohg, Oda and Per at Window, 1892, pastel, National Museum, Oslo, Norway

 

Krohg depicted this rather serious looking boy too, who remains unidentified.

 

Christian Krohg, A Little Boy, c. 1890, oil on canvas, National Museum, Oslo, Norway

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