KRØYER, Peter Severin
(b. 1851, Stavanger, d. 1909, Skagen)


Danish painter, sculptor and draughtsman. He was a leading member of the artists' colony at Skagen in Jutland and a sought-after portrait painter, noted for his treatment of light and colour.

He is one of the best known and beloved, and undeniably the most colourful of the Skagen Painters, a community of Danish and Nordic artists who lived, gathered or worked in Skagen, Denmark, especially during the final decades of the 19th century. Krøyer was the unofficial leader of the group.

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