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Oluf Kristian Alexander Host

 (1884 - 1966)
Oluf Kristian Alexander Host was active/lived in Denmark.  Oluf Host is known for abstract landscape and figure painting and drawing.

Oluf Kristian Alexander Host

Oluf Høst (1884-1966) was the only member of the Bornholm school of painters who was a real Bornholmer. Although he had studied in Copenhagen, he returned to the Danish island of Bornholm in 1929 where he remained with his family until he died. Bognemark, the little farmhouse near Gudhjem was one of Høst's favourite motifs. From 1935 on, he painted the farm some 200 times under varying conditions at different times of year, often in accordance with the particular mood he happened to be in.

Oluf Høst attended various schools of art in Copenhagen including the Academy of Fine Arts. He also studied under Harald Giersing where he was introduced to expressionism. Cézanne became his greatest inspiration although Høst explained how his work  ...  Displaying 750 of 1369 characters.

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About  Oluf Kristian Alexander Host

Born:  1884 - Bornholm, Denmark
Died:   1966 - Bornholm, Denmark
Known for:  abstract landscape and figure painting and drawing