Peder Severin (PS) Kroyer
(1851 - 1909)
Peder Severin (P.S.) Kroyer was active/lived in Denmark, Norway. Peder Kroyer is known for genre, portrait, landscape, beach scene and marine painting-en plein aire.
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Peder Severin Krøyer known as P.S. Krøyer, was a Norwegian-Danish painter. He is one of the best known and beloved, and undeniably the most colorful of the Skagen Painters*, a community of Danish and Nordic artists who lived, gathered or worked in Skagen, Denmark, especially during the final decades of the 19th century. Krøyer was the unofficial leader of the group.
Krøyer was born in Stavanger, Norway on 23 July 1851 to Ellen Cecilie Gjesdal. He was raised by Gjesdal's sister, Bertha Cecilie (born 1817) and brother-in-law, the Danish zoologist Henrik Nikolai Krøyer, after his mother was judged unfit to care for him. Krøyer moved to Copenhagen to live with his foster parents soon afterward. Having begun his art education at the age o
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