(1847 - 1906)
Frits (Johan Frederik) Thaulow was active/lived in Norway, France, Netherlands. Frits Thaulow is known for impressionist landscape, townscape and river scene painting.
Biography Frits Thaulow
Frits Thaulow originally wanted to become a marine painter; he studied
at the art academy in Copenhagen (1870-73) as well as with the Danish
marine specialist C. F. Sorensen. He then went to Paris, where he
spent much of the period 1875-9. His marine oil paintings and
coastal paintings, some of which were accepted at the Paris Salon, were
only moderately successful, but he acquired a fair knowledge of
contemporary French Realist art and felt that Norwegian artists should
learn from it.
In the autumn of 1879 Thaulow went to Skagen in
Denmark, painting with a group of Scandinavians there and then on to
Oslo. He spent the years 1879-92 in Norway, a very important
period when Realist painting based on French m
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