(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
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