Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889

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Anton Genberg (1862-1939) Sweden

After Sunset by the Lake, 1889

oil on board
signed and dated A.Genberg -89
board dimensions 33 x 48.5 cm
frame 44.5 x 62 cm

Essay: 

Anton Genberg - Master of Impressionist Landscapes

Among the treasured classic arts we offer for sale is this stunning painting by the artist Anton Genberg. Born in 1862 to Pehr Jonsson and Anna Genberg, he left an indelible mark on the art world through his magnificent creations. Genberg's life was colored with a passion for exploration, study, and artistic expression.

His artistic journey began with studies at the Tekniska skolan in Stockholm from 1882 to 1884, during which he also honed his skills at Oscar Törnås' private painting school. He furthered his education under the tutelage of Per Daniel Holm at the prestigious Konstakademien from 1884 to 1889. During these years, Genberg's exceptional talent was recognized with numerous scholarships and medals.

Our painting, dated 1889, transports us to a captivating scene just some minutes after sunset. The canvas is imbued with a beautiful golden glow as the sun's last rays kiss the sky. Amidst a serene lake, the heavenly light reflects, painting the water's surface with mesmerizing shades of purple. In the distance, the landscape is dominated by a mountainous forest, while in the foreground, a stretch of land adorned with bushes creates a sense of depth. The impressionist style comes alive through Genberg's swift brushstrokes, reminiscent of the masterful techniques employed by Rembrandt, with branches delicately etched using the opposite end of the brush.

Genberg's fame as a landscape artist was solidified through his enchanting depictions of snow-laden landscapes from Norrland, particularly the majestic "fjällen" (mountains). His art also captured the allure of Stockholm, Dalarna, and his birthplace in Jämtland. Notably, his masterpiece "Vinterafton" earned him a place of honor at the esteemed Nationalmuseum.

Beyond his creative pursuits, Anton Genberg was actively involved in the art community. He served as the vice-chairman of the Svenska konstnärernas förening from 1913 to 1918 and held a position on the board of Sveriges allmänna konstförening from 1906 to 1939. His exceptional contributions were recognized when he was elected as a member of the Konstakademien in 1922.

Throughout his life, Genberg resided in various places, leaving behind a trail of artistic inspiration. From 1916 to 1924, he lived in the enchanting Villa Wallbeck-Hansen, a masterpiece of national romanticism, located on Parkvägen 46 in Storängen, Nacka. Later, in 1924, he had a villa built on Ängsvägen 14, also in Storängen, designed by architect Per Benson, where he lived until 1929.

Anton Genberg's artistic journey came to a close in 1939, and he was laid to rest at the Norra Begravningsplatsen in Östersund.

The legacy of this brilliant artist endures through his art, which can be admired in various prominent museums such as Nationalmuseum, Helsingborgs museer, Gävle museum, Jamtli, Nordiska museet, and Västerås konstförenings galleri.

We invite you to revel in the beauty and mastery of Anton Genberg's timeless artistry, capturing nature's wonders through an impressionist lens.

Provenance: 
A private collection Jämtland, Sweden. 

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Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889
Anton Genberg - After Sunset by the Lake, 1889