KARL LARSEN

(Danish, 1897-1977)

STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS AND LEMONS

Oil on Canvas

23¾  X 36 Inches

Signed Lower Right

 

Beginning in 1917, Karl Larsen participated in numerous exhibitions in France and Denmark including the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition (1919-20), the Salon d'Automne, Paris (1922) and the Scandinavian-French exhibition at Maison Watteau, Paris (1923). The artist's name is strongly linked with the avant-garde group 'The Four' (Lundstrom, Axel Salto, Svend Johansen) who represented the cutting-edge of Modernism in 1920's Denmark. With the help of scholarships, (Stoltenberg 1921 and Zach. Jacobsen 1924), Larsen remained in Paris studying and painting from 1923-27. In 1926, he received the Academy Fellowship and, in 1929, he was awarded the Vilhelm Pacht studio apartment for life which subsequently enabled him to paint without great concern for public approval. In his later years, Larsen was much sought after as a portrait painter. He also mastered and taught other media including sculpture, graphics, marquetry, mosaic and stained glass. Karl Larsen is among the most prominent of Denmark's early 20th century modernists and his work may be found in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the National Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design and the National Gallery in Oslo. We are pleased to offer a stunning early still-life dating to circa 1925, by this notable European artist.

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