KARL HARALD ALFRED BROGE
Oil on Canvas Relined to Canvas
32¾ x 26½ Inches
Signed, Lower Left, "Alf. Broge" and Dated "1918"
Alfred Broge first studied with Helger Gronvold and, later, at Denmark's Royal Academy with Rudolf Bissen (1889-1891). Broge initially achieved recognition for a series of sunlit summer landscapes before embarking on a long and successful career as a figural and genre painter. With all his subjects, however, he showed particular interest the subtle and consistent effects of light within the composition. Additionally, as in the case of this present work, Broge was a master of developing atmospheric intensity through the subtle use of chiaroscuro. Alfred Broge painted and exhibited with success throughout Europe and was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. (Paris Salon, 1922-1926; Charlottenborg, 1892; Aarhus 1909. Danish Art Union, 1921; Bergenholz, 1923). The artist is listed in all relevant art reference works including Benezit's Dictionary of Painters and Thieme-Becker's Lexicon of Artists.
E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 2, p.833; Thieme-Becker Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gengenwart, Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 5, p. 50; Weilbach, Dansk Kunstnerleksikon, the Castle and Cultural Agency, Copenhagen; et al.
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