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Peter Ilsted

 (1861 - 1933)
Peter Vilhelm Ilsted was active/lived in Denmark.  Peter Ilsted is known for sunlit interior scenes with figures.

Biography  
Peter Ilsted


Peter Ilsted (1861-1933) was a leading Danish artist and printmaker. Ilsted, Carl Holsoe and Ilsted's brother-in-law, Vilhelm Hammershøi, were the leading artists in early 20th century Denmark. All three artists were members of 'The Free Exhibition', a progressive art society created around 1890. They are famous for painting images of "Sunshine and Silent Rooms", all in subtle colors. Their works reflects the orderliness of a tranquil life -- similar to the earlier works of Vermeer. Their art was later referred to as the 'Copenhagen Interior School'.

These interiors evoke at once a sense of calm, as well as a sense of mystery. The orderly rooms are often viewed from behind—causing one to wonder if the scenes are   ...  Displaying 750 of 2711 characters.



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The artist's self-portrait with a cigaret.




About  Peter Ilsted

Born:  1861 - Sakskobing, Denmark
Died:   1933 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Known for:  sunlit interior scenes with figures