The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie

Friday, May 14, 2010

Vilhelm Holmgren (1863-1943) Nude Boy - Nude Female - Academic Studies

Vilhelm Holmgren (Stockholm 1863-1943) is a well listed artist in Sweden. He traveled to Paris for the first time in 1890 to decorate the Swedish Pavilion at the World Expo. He studied in Paris at the end of the 19th Century and early 20th Century. He participated in the Paris Salon in 1905 and 1906. He returned to stockholm in 1912 where he specialized in portraits, landscapes and figurative works. These two works came from an auction sale in Copenhagen and are early works in my collection. It is interesting to note that the artist included what appears to be a self-portrait in the upper left hand corner of the female nude.

Caption: Standing Nude Boy
Artist: Vilhelm Holmgren (1863-1943) unsigned
Medium: Oils on canvas on prepared masonite
Dated: undated (post 1924 after the invention of masonite)

Caption: Seated Female Nude
Artist: Vilhelm Holmgren (1863-1943)
Medium: Oils on canvas on masonite
Dated: undated (post 1924 after the invention of masonite)

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