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Christian Krohg

Born: Aker, Norway, 13 August 1852
Died: Oslo, Norway, 16 October 1925
Nationality: Norwegian

son of lawyer/politician Georg Anton Krohg


at Johan Fredrik Eckersberg’s art school (1869-70, Christiania*); with Julius Middelthun at Royal School of Drawing (1870-71, Christiania); with Hans Gude and Karl Gussow at Karlsruhe Art School; with Karl Gussow at Berlin Art Academy


1875 – meets Max Klinger and Georg Brandes in Berlin

1886 – publishes novel Albertine; founds journal Impressionisten (Christiania)

1890-1900 – regular contributor to Christiania newspaper Verdens gang

1902-9 – professor at Academie Colarossi (Paris)

1909 – Director and professor at the newly founded Kunstakademi in Christiania

1910-16 – regular contributor to newspaper Tidens tegn

*Oslo was called Christiania (Kristiania) from the 17th century until 1925


Berlin (1875-79); Skagen (1879); Paris (1881; 1902-09)

Important Artworks: 

The Net-mender, 1879 (The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo)

Sick Girl, 1881 (The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo)