August Strindberg
1849-1912 Swedish painter, sculptor and playwright. He had no art training, but learnt from artist friends after abandoning his studies at the University of Uppsala in 1872. The chief influence on him was Per Ekström, whose broken colour-spot technique he attempted to copy during his initial painting period in 1872-4 in Stockholm and on the skerry-islands Kymmendö and Sandhamn. Very little of Strindberg's early painting survives, but he had already found his special motifs: the sea, usually with turbulent waves; solitary trees or flowers on bare cliffs or sandy beaches in the outermost fringe of the skerries. After he stopped painting in 1874 he became Sweden's leading art critic, as well as the ideological leader of the radical Swedish artists' movement, which in 1884 formed the Konstnärsförbund (the Artists' Association) in protest against the Academy of Art. Prominent among the members were the painters Carl Olof Larsson, Karl Nordström and Richard Bergh. During this period, however, he produced sketches in words and pictures as illustrations to his own writings, which Carl Larsson was commissioned to do thereafter. From 1883 he stayed abroad, primarily in France and Switzerland, and belonged during a couple of long periods to the Scandinavian artists' colony in Grez-sur-Loing, near Fontainebleau in France. In 1886 in Switzerland he started photography and took a series of self-portraits that were intended for publication

 

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August Strindberg Wave VII oil painting   

Painting ID::  11719
August Strindberg
Wave VII
ca 1900-1901 1' 10 1/2'' x 1' 2 1/4''(57 x 36 cm)

   
   
     

 

 

August Strindberg The City (nn02 oil painting   

Painting ID::  23184
August Strindberg
The City (nn02
c 1903 Oil on canvas 37 5/16 x 20 7/8'' Nationalmuseum,Stockholm

   
   
     

 

 

August Strindberg Allee (nn02) oil painting   

Painting ID::  23185
August Strindberg
Allee (nn02)
1903 Oil on canvas,37 x 20 7/8'' Thielska Galleriet,Stockholm

   
   
     

 

 

August Strindberg the city oil painting   

Painting ID::  56377
August Strindberg
the city
mk247 1903,oil on canvas,37.25x20.875 in,94.5x53 cm,nationalmuseum,stockholm,sweden

   
   
     

 

 

August Strindberg Seascape oil painting   

Painting ID::  85592
August Strindberg
Seascape
1894(1894) English: Oil on paperboard Dimensions 46.5 x 31.5 cm (18.3 x 12.4 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

August Strindberg Seascape oil painting   

Painting ID::  89846
August Strindberg
Seascape
1894(1894) Medium Svenska: Olja på papp English: Oil on paperboard Dimensions 46.5 x 31.5 cm (18.3 x 12.4 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

August Strindberg The Town oil painting   

Painting ID::  90696
August Strindberg
The Town
1903(1903) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 94.5 x 53 cm (37.2 x 20.9 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

August Strindberg Coastal Landscape II oil painting   

Painting ID::  91050
August Strindberg
Coastal Landscape II
1903(1903) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 76 x 55 cm (29.9 x 21.7 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

August Strindberg Seascape oil painting   

Painting ID::  97953
August Strindberg
Seascape
Oil on paperboard Dimensions 46.5 x 31.5 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

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August Strindberg
1849-1912 Swedish painter, sculptor and playwright. He had no art training, but learnt from artist friends after abandoning his studies at the University of Uppsala in 1872. The chief influence on him was Per Ekström, whose broken colour-spot technique he attempted to copy during his initial painting period in 1872-4 in Stockholm and on the skerry-islands Kymmendö and Sandhamn. Very little of Strindberg's early painting survives, but he had already found his special motifs: the sea, usually with turbulent waves; solitary trees or flowers on bare cliffs or sandy beaches in the outermost fringe of the skerries. After he stopped painting in 1874 he became Sweden's leading art critic, as well as the ideological leader of the radical Swedish artists' movement, which in 1884 formed the Konstnärsförbund (the Artists' Association) in protest against the Academy of Art. Prominent among the members were the painters Carl Olof Larsson, Karl Nordström and Richard Bergh. During this period, however, he produced sketches in words and pictures as illustrations to his own writings, which Carl Larsson was commissioned to do thereafter. From 1883 he stayed abroad, primarily in France and Switzerland, and belonged during a couple of long periods to the Scandinavian artists' colony in Grez-sur-Loing, near Fontainebleau in France. In 1886 in Switzerland he started photography and took a series of self-portraits that were intended for publication