Hans Dahl

Hans Dahl - 1

  • Year of birth: 19 Feb 1849
  • Date of death: 27 Jul 1937
  • Country: Norway


In Norwegian history, many talented artists, who made their far Northern country. Among these big names to their place on the right is Hans Dahl. This talented artist created many paintings glorifying the beauty of his homeland. In his creative legacy remains a wonderful significant landscapes and genre paintings.

During his long and fruitful life, and he lived as much as 88 years, the artist moved a lot of different shocks and changes. It occurred during a period when the world was shaken by the war, and the territory of the States redrawn as if by magic. It happened with his homeland. He was born in Granvin. Now the city is in the West of Norway, and at that time was part of Sweden.

Hans previously demonstrated their artistic talents, and a full-fledged master with his creative manner became at the age of 16 years. But at such an early age, he was unable to obtain a full education as an artist. It was only after his service in the army of Sweden.

In order to support his artistic mastery, the distance in 1873 he went to Germany, then a center for the arts. In Karlsruhe, he studied at the Wilhelm Refstyle and Hans Fredrik Gude. His education was continued in düsseldorf.

Subsequently, Hans Dahl became one of the prominent members of the Düsseldorf art school. His paintings glorify the beauty of nature, native land, its open spaces and incredible changing landscapes. There are high rugged mountains, vast sea shores, green forests and fertile fields.

In the paintings of the artist a lot of clean seas, as well as images of simple citizens of Norway, often in vivid and memorable national costumes. The wizard distinguishes recognizable style, deep and expressive color, their rich combination of spectacular combination. And this manner of writing is very realistic, the images are clear and voluminous, and the paintings are as full of cool and clean Norwegian air.

Were especially good Dahl the picture of the sea. Its waves are real, alive, moving. It is not a static image, a translucent body of water depicted so realistic that it seems as if you feel the rocking of waves one glance at the picture.

The artist survived the First World War and died in old age on the eve of a new disaster in 1937.