Grove, Nordahl (1822-1885)

Artist Description

Copenhagen, 12-11-1822-Copenhagen, 31-07-1885, painter
Company: Denmark

Education:
Metropolitansk., Cph. to 1839; a pupil of Louis Gurlitt; Kunstakad. KBH. Oct 1840-Oct 1843, jan. 1844-Oct 1844.

Travel and stay abroad:
1855 Paris (verdensudst.).

Scholarships and honours:
Reiersens Fund 1855; Academy. 1864, 1867.

Exhibitions:
Charl. Spring 1842-52, 1854-85; North. Device., Cph. 1883; Artist foren. of 18. Nov., 1882, 1942; Søllerød Pictures, Søllerød Town Hall 1974; Søllerød in it lokalhist. painting, Gl. Hadji 1982.

Biography:
Frits Nordahl Grove painted in particular landscapes, including many from the area around Søllerød. The images, which are often of topographical character, is detailed, with a muted colour scheme and a light shading. The early images is done with a fine brush, while the later is something looser in the strokes. Grove also performed a part of landscape lithographs and drew a sketch for portrait lithographs. In 1872 he performed 2, maybe more, ship portraits of the Danish shipowner Chr. Thaae.

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