Oil on Canvas
31 x 28 Inches
Signed Lower Right
Born in Bredegaarde, Denmark, Victor Qvistorff first studied with the artist H.A. Brendekilde. Early in his career, Qvistorff was a successful business man and he painted only part-time until 1931 when he dedicated himself full-time to his art. Although he painted a notable series of nudes of his long-time model, Sally Philipsen, Qvistorff is known primarily for his marine scenes- particularly his jewel-like and small-scale tonalist views of Copenhagen harbor painted in a loose and painterly Post-Impressionist style. He also painted famous racing boats and received numerous commissions from international shipping lines to for studies of passenger liners. Victor Qvistorff is well-listed in Weilbach's Dictionary of Artists and his paintings may be found in numerous public collections. We are pleased to offer this masterful example of the artist's work in which he shows his intuitive gift for dramatic composition together with a notably sinuous brush-work and a subtle and harmonious palette.
Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p. 1905;
Weilbach, Dansk Kunstnerleksikon