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August Strindberg

(Sweden, 1849-1912)
5 000 000 - 6 000 000 SEK
457 000 - 548 000 EUR
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11 750 000 SEK
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August Strindberg
(Sweden, 1849-1912)

Storm landscape

Verso signed August Strindberg and dated Paris October 1894. Paper-panel 32 x 23.5 cm.


Author Sophus Claussen (1865-1931), Denmark (as a gift directly from the artist in Paris, 1894).
Thence by descent.

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August Strindberg is one of Sweden's most known writers, playwrights and artists. He was a central figure in the cultural life of his time and as a conflict-seeking socially critical person, he was constantly debated. Strindberg started painting as a young man but took a break in the 90s, when he came to spend a lot of time with artists both in Sweden and abroad. He painted more than a hundred paintings of windy seas, stormy skies and landscapes, he painted in dramatic color scale and characterized by the artist's strong temperament. He early became internationally known for his works, thoughts and ideas. Strindberg was constantly productive and pioneering. Represented, among others, at the National Museum, the Nordic Museum and the Thielska Gallery in Stockholm, as well as in many private collections.

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