Composers / Edvard Grieg / Persons catalog
Johan Christian Clausen Dahl
Johan Christian Clausen Dahl (1788–1857) – one of the first Norwegian artists of the Romantic era, a landscape painter. He is regarded as a leading representative of Norwegian culture of the first half of the nineteenth century. He studied in Copenhagen (1811–1818), where he met Caspar David Friedrich, under whose influence he painted his early pictures. In 1818, he settled in Dresden. Dahl painted Romantic landscapes that feature marine and highland motifs inspired by the landscapes of Norway, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. In his output, one can discern a combining of realistic reproduction with an impressionistic approach to colour. His greatest works can be admired in galleries in Dresden, Bergen and Oslo.