ERIK MOGENS CHRISTIAN VANTORE

(Danish, 1895-1977)

SUMMER LANDSCAPE

Oil on Canvas

24 x 27½ Inches

Signed Lower Left

 

Born in Copenhagen in 1895, Mogens Vantore first studied with his father, the notable Danish artist, Hans Christian Hansen. He continued his studies at the Charlottenberg Art Academy, to which he was admitted at the unusually young age of 14. Vantore furthered his studies in Paris where he was influenced by the Post-Impressionists, particularly by Gauguin and the Nabis. After his return to Denmark, he continued to exhibit successfully in Paris while exhibiting annually at Copenhagen’s Charlottenberg Museum. He achieved both academic and commercial success in his lifetime and his paintings may be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Vantore’s style is characterized by bravura brushwork, a saturated palette, innovative perspective and a compositional structure that imparts vivacity to his carefully-observed subjects. We are pleased to offer this fresh and breezy view of wheat fields at harvest time. Of particular interest is Vantore’s masterful handling of the light-filled clouds.

 

Reference:

Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol. XIV, p.45; Kunstlexicon, Thieme-Becker, Vol. 34, p. 102; Hartmann, Weilbach, Dansk Kunstnerlexikon; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2003/4 Edition, p. 2070; et al.

 

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