KAY CHRISTENSEN

(Danish 1899-1981)

STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS, 1919

Oil on Canvas

27½  x 22¼  Inches

Signed Verso

 

This notable Danish Post-Impressionist first studied with  Marie Sandholt and Astrid Holm at the Kunst Akademie and, later, at the School of Graphics (1929-31). Christensen travelled widely from an early age, including to Germany and Austria, (1913-14); Paris, (1917-23) and to Budapest and Vienna (1934). In 1935, Christensen was awarded the Michaelsen Scholarship which enabled her to travel repeatedly to Paris during the late 1930's.  Largely self-taught, Christensen, like her friend Rilke, followed a solitary artistic path in which her imagery was characterized by aesthetic sensuality, delicate tact, spirited boldness and expressive force. We are pleased to offer this powerful and lyrical work dating to the artist's first Paris period.

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