1946 Art Book On Gerhard Munthe Norway Arts & Crafts Movement/jugendstil Artist
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1946 Art Book On Gerhard Munthe Norway Arts & Crafts Movement/jugendstil Artist:
GERHARD MUNTHESDEKORATIVE KUNST[by] HILMAR BAKKENOSLO: GYLDENDAL NORSK FORLAG, 1946
First edition, leatherette spine and tips, 10-1/2" tall, pages, + table of contents,many illustrations, color frontispiece,text entirely in Norwegian
No owner name, no dustjacket,slightly worn by still in very good or better condition
Contents: Naturalist og romantiker. --Dekorative kartonger og oljemalerier. --Det norske fargeinstinkt. --Veven. --Bokkunst. --Kompositøren. --Romutsmykninger. --Slutning. --Anmerkninger. following information is from wikipedia:
Gerhard Peter Frantz Munthe (19 July 1849 in Elverum, Hedmark – 15 January 1929 in Lysaker, Bærum) was a Norwegian painter and illustrator.....
......When Munthe moved to Christiania in 1863, his intention was to study medicine like his father, but his father advised him to take up the arts. He studied under Johan Fredrik Eckersberg in 1870, and continued under Morten Müller and Knud Bergslien until 1874. Between 1874 and 1876 he studied under Andreas Achenbach and his third cousin Ludvig Munthe in Düsseldorf. From 1877 to 1882 he lived in Munich most of the time. However, many of his motifs were taken from Norway. At this time he painted in the naturalist style. He is represented with several works in the National Gallery of Norway. Internationally he took part at the Exposition Universelle of 1900, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 and elsewhere.
From the 1890s he experimented with decorative art in the Arts and Crafts style. From 1896 to 1899 he was occupied with illustrating the works of Snorri Sturluson, together with Erik Werenskiold, whom he had met in Munich. Some of his works were woven into large tapestries. He also created monumental decorations, some of which have been lost, as was his house at Lysaker which was consumed by fire in 1982.
Munthe was a member of the selection committee at Høstutstillingen from its start in 1882 to 1890. He was a member of the board of the National Gallery of Norway from 1892 to 1905 and Den norske Husflidsforening from 1897 to his death, and chair of the National Gallery from 1905 to 1907. He was made a Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav and a Knight of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog and the Swedish Order of the Polar Star. He died in Bærum, but was buried in Elverum.......