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Harriet Backer

Harriet Backer Uvdal Stave Church (nn02) oil painting on canvas
Uvdal Stave Church (nn02)
Painting ID::  23169
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Harriet Backer Uvdal Stave Church (nn02) oil painting on canvas



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  Harriet Backer
  Norwegian Painter, 1845-1932 Norwegian painter. In the 1860s and early 1870s she took lessons in drawing and painting in Christiania (now Oslo) and also travelled extensively in Europe with her sister Agathe, a composer and pianist. She copied works in major museums and took occasional art lessons; she later considered this experience to have been of fundamental importance to her artistic development. Little Red Riding Hood (1872; Oslo, N.G.) is impressive in technique, and the early portrait of her sister, Agathe Backer-Grendahl (1874; Holmestrand, Komm.), shows a refined colour scheme. At the age of nearly 30 Backer decided to train professionally as a painter and in 1874 went to Munich. She was never attached to a particular institution, but the influence of her friend the artist Eilif Peterssen was crucial to her development. In Munich she made a thorough study of perspective, which formed a secure basis for her later work.
  Uvdal Stave Church (nn02)
  1909 Oil on canvas,45 1/8 x 53 1/8'' Rasmus Meyers Collection,Bergen Norway

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