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Early Days:

   Christian Krohg was the son of lawyer and stateman Georg Anton Krohg (1817-73) and the grandson of Christian Krohg (1777-1828) who was a Norwegian Government minister. Krohg studied law at the University of Oslo (then Christiania) (1869-73) and was educated in Germany at the Baden School of Art in Karlsruhe under Hans Gude, and later worked in Paris from 1881 to 1882.

Christian Krohg


Personal Details


Christian Krohg

Place of Birth

Vestre Aker, Norway

Date of Birth

August 13, 1852

Date of Death

October 16, 1925








Hans Gude


   Inspired by the thoughts of the realists he chose motives primarily from everyday life – often its darker or socially inferior sides. Particularly well known are his pictures of prostitutes, his novel Albertine from 1886 is about this theme. The book caused a scandal when first published, and was confiscated by the police. (See also related painting in the gallery below).

   Krohg’s powerful and straightforward style made him one of the leading figures in the transition from romanticism to naturalism, characteristic of Norwegian art in this period. Through his periodic residence at Skagen, where he arrived for the first time in 1879, he had great influence on Anna and Michael Ancher, and provided early support to Edvard Munch.

   Works Of Christian Krohg:

Work done by Christian Krohg

Work done by Christian Krohg