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Gustaf-Werner Holmberg

 (1830 - 1860)
Gustaf-Werner Holmberg was active/lived in Finland.  GustafWerner Holmberg is known for painting.

Biography   Gustaf-Werner Holmberg


Werner Holmberg was the first Finnish artist to gain international prestige. Despite his early death from pulmonary tuberculosis, he managed to develop a new intensity in landscape painting, achieving a vibrant natural expression that departs from the static quality of the Biedermeier period. Based on an in-depth study of the art of Werner Holmberg, professor Aimo Reitala (1986) regards this artist as a classic master of Finnish landscape painting. The artistic training available in Finland was quite rudimentary in Holmberg’s day, so he was forced to travel abroad. Electing to study in Düsseldorf and the nearby village of Grafenberg in summer 1853, he began by working diligently alone on sketches of natural subjects. Th   ...  Displaying 750 of 3519 characters.

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