George (Sir George) Clausen
(1852 - 1944)
George (Sir George) Clausen was active/lived in Illinois / United Kingdom, England. George Clausen is known for figure, landscape, and peasant genre paintings, etching, drypoint.
Biography George (Sir George) Clausen
A painter who earned much distinction for his landscape and modern-day
peasant genre scenes, George Clausen also painted portraits and still
life. Like the impressionists, Clausen subscribed to the idea that light was the
most important subject of a painting, but his work, often with
sparkling sunlight, was realist in style.
He was born in London, and spent most of his career in that
city. He was elected a full member to the Royal Academy in 1906,
and was knighted as Sir George Clausen in 1927. His father, a decorative artist, was from Denmark, and his mother was Scottish.
At age 14, he apprenticed to a London firm of decorators, Messrs
Trollope, and while working there, attended the South Kensington Des
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