oil on canvas signed H.Werner canvas dimensions 38 x 54 cm frame 48 x 64 cm
The Värmland artist Hilding Werner was a Swedish painter and draftsman. He was the son of the landowner Anders Andersson and Inga Maria Johannesdotter. After finishing school at Karlstad University, Werner studied at Caleb Althin's painting school in Stockholm in 1899 and at the same time earned a side income as a cartoonist in the newspaper Nya Nisse. In 1905 he made his only study trip to the Netherlands. He settled in Hammartjärnet in 1907, and there he set up a studio. During the first years, he kept in touch with the comrades in the painting group De Frie and participated in their exhibitions. When he returned to Värmland in 1907, he came in contact with Gustaf Fjæstad and Werner and then got an impression of Fjæstad's romantic and realistic landscape images. Together with Fjæstad and Bror Lindh, he made a boat trip in 1912 to Otto Hesselbom in Säffle and there, Hesselbom's painting so strongly influenced him that it came to control his future production.
The motif of this painting is most likely from Glafsfjorden/Värmland. The genius of Hilging Werner can be seen in this magnificent depiction of the Swedish landscape, in the distance we see some blue mountains, there is a calm lake with carefully painted reflections, and another beautiful detail is the highlight around the trees in the foreground. Beautiful one "of a kind" painting by one of the most talented landscape painters in Sweden. The frame is handmade by Swedish frame-maker Christer Björkman.
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