Still Life of Roses on a Tea Table
Oil on Canvas
20 x 25¾ Inches
Signed Lower Right, "A. Naur"
A cheerful, mid-century oil showing a pair of leisure chairs with ruffled throw pillows beside a polished tea table carrying fresh garden flowers.
Albert Naur first studied Philosophy and Law in Copenhagen (1908-1911) while painting in a naturalist style. Deciding to focus on his work as an artist, he moved to Paris in 1912. During his first visit, he remained there for two years and studied at the Academie de la Palette under Fauconnier and Dunoyer de Segonzac. He was initially influenced by Cubism but soon relaxed into a linear form of Post-Impressionism. Over the course of the next decade, Naur was the recipient numerous scholarships including the prestigious Hielmstierne-Rosencrone Prize (1915) and the Akadamie Scholarship which he was awarded four times, (1916, 1920, 1922, 1924). While living and painting in Denmark, he continued to visit Paris (1919, 1922), where his palette brightened and his brushwork continued to become looser as he was exposed to the Modernist developments of the early 1920's. Over the course of a long and successful career, he exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous medals and juried awards including a silver medal in Paris (1925). Albert Naur is listed in all relevant art reference works including Thieme-Becker and Benezit's definitive dictionary of artists.
E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 10, p. 116; Thieme-Becker Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gengenwart, Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 25, p. 362; Weilbach, Dansk Kunstnerleksikon, the Castle and Cultural Agency, Copenhagen; et al.
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