About the artist
Other names: His Ole Blue
Hillerød, 16-01-1849-Copenhagen, 24-02-1930, painter
In painter learn in Copenhagen; opt. at Kunstakad. KBH., alm. Conn. kl. Oct. quarter 1867; modelsk. Jan. 1872-dec. 1874; as a private pupil of the landscape painter e. Rasmussen Eilersen; a pupil of Léon Bonnat in Paris, 1879-80.
Travel and stay abroad:
Italy, Lake Garda, 1876 (s.m. E. Rasmussen Eilersen); Tyrol summer of 1879; Paris, 1879-80, journey home via the Tyrol, Lake Garda and Munich; Italy 1885.
Scholarships and honours:
Hielmstierne-Rosencrone 1875: Academy. 1879, 1880 and 1881 (larger); Ancker 1884.
Neuhausens per 1875; Aarsmed. 1 1892; 2 1894; guldmed., Munich, 1893; Honorable mention, Paris 1900.
Charl. Spring 1871-72, 1874-1927, 1929-30; KE 1904-05, 1913; Charl. OJ. 1922; Dyrehaven's Painters 1925, 1927; North. Kunstudst., Cph. 1883, 1888; verdensudst., Paris 1889, Chicago 1893, Paris 1900; Munich, 1893; North. Kunstausst., Lübeck, 1895; Raadhusudst., Cph. 1901; The Baltic device., Malmö 1914; What Forum deleted, Kbh. 1931; Artist foren. of 18. Nov., 1942; Foren. for the night. Art 1960. Solo Exhibitions: Foren. for the night. Art 1926 (retrosp.); Artist foren. of 18. Nov., 1930 (mindeoph.).
H.o. Bream got, as a number of other painters of his generation, the teaching of the French realist l. Bonnat. Anyway it was so-so with the innovative in his art. Well Paris staying 1879-80 resulted in a more direct angle and lighter color, yet differed not much from the conservative Blue motif believes he knew in Danish painting from 1850erne. Bream cultivated landscape, genre and animal painting, and often he chose the idyllic or comical tale and like the warm, hazy atmosphere around the Ford or the sunset over the glassy water. Brasens gracious motifs paired with comic skill and compositional ability won him great popularity outside of art's avant-garde.