Saturday, September 10, 2016

Per Krohg

Per Krohg - There they met a hell narrow with troll hags, 1936"There they met a hell narrow with troll hags." 1936

Per Krohg - "Now you go into the castle and let the Trolls whip you." 1936 "Now you go into the castle and let the Trolls whip you." 1936

Per Krohg - "One could not say that he was a beautiful old man."  Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe,Total Adventure , 1936"One could not say that he was a beautiful old man."  Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure, 1936

Per Krohg - "As he ascended into the air , he came in with a north wind." Illustration for "The Three Princesses in Whiteland ," P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936"As he ascended into the air , he came in with a north wind." Illustration for "The Three Princesses in Whiteland ," P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936

Per Krohg - " She took her husband out of bed an Easter evening , and rode on his back just from Gudbrandsdalen and Bergens church - "Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936 "She took her husband out of bed an Easter evening , and rode on his back just from Gudbrandsdalen and Bergens church - "Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure, 1936

Per Krohg - Draugen Come Ashore,Illustration for  "Tufte People at Sandflæsa " in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure,1936Draugen Come Ashore, Illustration for "Tufte People at Sandflæsa " in P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure, 1936

Per Krohg - "He chopped the troll , then all five heads sped away over the sand." Illustration for "Little Short " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure, 1936"He chopped the troll , then all five heads sped away over the sand." Illustration for "Little Short " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, Total Adventure, 1936

Per Krohg - " How in the world can my bride , who is so beautiful, have such loathsome mis-shapen Aunts ? "Illustration to " The Three Most Pure" , P. Chr . Asbjörnsen and J. Moe , The Fairy , 1936" How in the world can my bride , who is so beautiful, have such loathsome mis-shapen Aunts ? "Illustration to " The Three Most Pure" , P. Chr . Asbjörnsen and J. Moe, The Fairy, 1936

Per Krohg - " And in front of them walked a big black dog - "Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936"And in front of them walked a big black dog - "Illustration for " Grave 's stories " , P. Chr. Asbjørnsen and J. Moe, total adventure , 1936

Per Krohg - "Best he coarse , sprang a cat in front of the cubicle and across the room." Illustrationn to " Gypsies " , P. Chr . Asbjörnsen and J. Moe , The Fairy 1936"Best he coarse , sprang a cat in front of the cubicle and across the room." Illustrationn to " Gypsies " , P. Chr . Asbjörnsen and J. Moe , The Fairy, 1936

"Per Lasson Krohg (18 June 1889 – 3 March 1965) was a Norwegian artist. He is most frequently associated with the mural he created for the United Nations Security Council Chamber, located in the United Nations building in New York City.

Per Krohg was born in Åsgårdstrand, Norway, the son of painters Christian Krohg and Oda Krohg. The family lived in Paris, where Per Krohg grew up. He showed artistic talent early, and studied first with his father (from 1903 to 1907), then with Henri Matisse (from 1909 to 1910). In the early years he worked as a newspaper illustrator and taught tango in Paris.

Krohg's work as an artist covered a wide field, from paper drawings, illustrations, and posters to set design, sculpture, and monumental paintings. After returning to Norway in 1930 he taught at the National College of Art and Design in Oslo. During the Second World War, he was a forced laborer at the Veidal Prison Camp. In 1946 he was appointed professor at the National Art Academy, and served as its director from 1955 to 1958. Among others, his students included artists Frithjof Tidemand-Johannessen and Tulla Blomberg Ranslet. Krohg created the murals for the United Nations Security Council Chamber, located in the United Nations building in New York City. He adorned many other public buildings with large frescoes, including the Physics and Chemistry Buildings at the University of Oslo and the Oslo City Hall. He is represented at the National Museum for Art and Skagens Museum.

In 1950 he received the King's Medal of Merit in gold, and 1955 he was appointed Commander of the Order of St. Olav. From 1936 he was a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and in 1948 he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal." - quote source

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