STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS, 1919
Oil on Canvas
27½ x 22¼ Inches
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.
E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 3, p. 619; Vollmer Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler des 20. Jarhhunderts, Hans Vollmer, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 1, p. 437; et al.
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