ERIK MOGENS CHRISTIAN VANTORE
YOUNG WOMAN WITH A VIOLIN
Oil on Canvas laid down on Board
27½ x 19½ Inches
Signed Center Left "Vantore"
A dramatic, early twentieth-century, Cubist-derived figural oil of a young woman seated next to a violin and shown arranging music note-paper while engaging the viewer with a candid glance. Painterly and lyrical brushwork in all areas by this noted Danish Modernist.
Born in Copenhagen in 1895, Mogens Vantore first studied with his father, the pioneering Impressionist, Hans Christian Hansen. He continued his studies at the Charlottenborg Art Academy, to which he was admitted at the unusually young age of 14. Vantore subsequently studied in Paris (1923-25) where he came under the influence of the Post-Impressionists, particularly Derain, Gauguin and the Nabis. Returning to Denmark, he continued to exhibit successfully in Paris while commencing to exhibit annually from 1922 to 1947 at Copenhagen’s Charlottenborg Museum. In 1930, he was awarded the Akademie scholarship which enabled him to live and paint while traveling throughout Europe for two years. Over the course of a long career, Vantore exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards. His paintings may be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. His style is characterized by bravura brushwork, a saturated palette, innovative perspective and a compositional structure that imparts vivacity to his carefully-observed subjects.
Thieme-Becker Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gengenwart, Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 34, p. 102; E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 14, p. 45; Weilbach, Dansk Kunstnerleksikon; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2003/4 Edition, p. 2070; et al.
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