Peter Severin Kr°yer
The master of atmospheric moods
Peter Severin Kr°yer was born in Stavanger, Norway, on July 23, 1851. He was a renowned Danish painter and one of the leading figures of the Skagen painter colony in Denmark.
Kr°yer showed great talent for art at an early age and began his education at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. There he studied with the well-known Danish painter Peder Severin Kr°yer, among others. After completing his studies, he continued his education in Paris, where he was influenced by French painting and Impressionism.
In 1882, Kr°yer visited Skagen, a small fishing village on the northern tip of Denmark, for the first time. The special light and rugged beauty of the landscape fascinated him, and he decided to settle there permanently. Skagen became an important meeting place for artists, who were inspired by the unspoiled nature and the simple life of the fishermen.
Kr°yer was known for his ability to capture the special Nordic light in his paintings. He painted mainly landscapes, seascapes and portraits. His paintings were characterized by a vibrant color palette, loose brushwork, and a remarkable ability to depict atmospheric moods.
During his time in Skagen, Kr°yer developed a close friendship with other artists in the colony, including Michael Ancher and Anna Ancher. Together they formed a community of artists who met regularly to exchange ideas and inspire each other.
Kr°yer also traveled regularly to Paris to explore the art scene there and make contacts. He was friends with many prominent artists of his time and became a central figure in the European art scene. His works were exhibited internationally and received great recognition.
Although Kr°yer was in the prime of his career, he also suffered from health problems, including depression. In the last years of his life, his mental health became increasingly unstable, which affected his artistic productivity. He spent his last years in Denmark and died in Skagen on November 21, 1909.
Peter Severin Kr°yer left behind an extensive body of work characterized by his love of nature and his ability to capture atmospheric moods. His paintings are valued for their artistic quality, technical mastery, and contribution to the development of Danish Impressionism. Kr°yer is considered one of the most important Danish painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his works can be seen in many renowned museums around the world.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1879 to 1899.
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Impressionism.
Peter Severin Kr°yer was mainly concerned with the following motives: Portrait.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors gray, black and blue.
4 works of the artist Peter Severin Kr°yer can be found here: Den Hirschsprungske Samling, Copenhagen, Denmark.