Early 20th-Century Swedish School, The Artist At Work

Early 20th-Century Swedish School, The Artist At Work

This early 20th-century oil on canvas depicts an artist working within a studio environment. He’s painting a mountainous landscape, which feels akin to a view across a Norwegian fjord.

Ahead of him, a second artist smokes while producing his own work. Could the setting be an academy? Did the artist abandon his original idea in favour of painting the figure immediately ahead of him?

Signed illegibly and framed.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 24” x 32½” / 61cm x 83cm
Year of creation: c. 1920
Condition: Artwork presents well. Minor craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.

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