Frits Thaulov

Frits Thaulov - 1

  • Date of birth: 20 Oct 1847
  • Date of death: 5 Nov 1906
  • Country: Norway


This artist – representative of the galaxy Norwegian masters with a world name. The future of talent was born in 1847 in Christiania – so in those days was called the capital of the country Oslo.

Thaulov – comes from the middle class, his father was a pharmacist. His talent manifested itself quite early, he studied at Copenhagen and marine painter Carl Frederick sørensen, 1970, for two years. Then art education is the future master was continued in Karlsruhe the romantic artist Hans Gude. This well-known representative of the Düsseldorf art school became famous as a marine painter and a master of landscape.

Both artist’s teachers gave him a love for mother nature, so the first wizard was also made in the style of Marina. Moving to Paris and acquaintance with the French Impressionists greatly affected the creative style of the artist and his perception of reality. His works reflected the desire for a realistic transfer, and purely impressionistic sense of color.

In all his paintings in the future, even made obvious in a realistic manner, in varying degrees, manifested undoubted influence of impressionism. It can be seen in small brush strokes that convey the movement of water, in a special combination of colors and the overall feeling of space and fresh air, which is filled with his paintings.

Until 1880 Thaulov often spent time in the creative colony of artists of Scandinavian origin, which was based in Denmark in Skagen on the Jutland Peninsula. He then returns home, where he became one of the leading artists of Norway.

Along with other prominent representatives of the art world Thaulov defended the idea of self-value of art and its location is far higher than just a way to meet the practical interests of the people.

In 1882 he became one of the founders of the exhibition of works of modern art, which was to become an annual event.

At this time, the artist was actively working on urban landscapes with people depicting their daily life in Oslo. Also, he remarkably managed to pattern for a winter theme depicting different types of snow. They brought him wide fame.

After 10 years, the artist returned to live in France, and after 7 years visiting United States of America, decided to stay and live in Paris.

Thaulov belonged to the few artists who received recognition and financial well-being during his lifetime. He was quite wealthy, and his paintings got into the best art galleries. The master died in 1906, still quite young, at the age of only 59 years, in the Netherlands.

Creative heritage of the artist is large enough, many of his works are stored in major galleries not only his native country but also in other countries of the world, as well as in private collections. This master is certainly one of the most famous artists of the North of the country that gave the art world a lot of big names.