EJNAR R. KRAGH
THE PONT NEUF, PARIS, 1950
Oil on Canvas
23½ x 29 Inches
Signed Lower Left "Ejnar R. Kragh"
A substantial and period Impressionist style oil showing a view of Paris with a figure strolling beside the Seine. After working for several years as a silversmith, Kragh turned to painting in the mid 1920's. Trips to France fueled his passion for the art of landscape and his love of the Post-Impressionists, although his abiding inspiration came from the Danish towns and beaches that he loved, particularly the small fishing village of Gudhjem where he made his summer home. He depicted the gentle warmth and optimism of these places with an expressionistic use of color and light, a style exemplified in this elegantly-composed, light-suffused view of the artist's adopted city. Kragh exhibited widely and with success both in Denmark and throughout Europe, including in Paris (1925) and at Copenhagen's Charlottenberg Palace (1939).
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