Oil on board, 12.5" x 15.75" unframed
The son of famed architect Niels Peter Christian Holsoe (1826-1895), Carl Vilhelm Holsoe (1863-1935) became a well-listed, highly acclaimed artist. He studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen 1882-1884. Thereafter he continued his education at Kunstnernes Studieskole (the artist's study school) under P.S. Kroeyer. He traveled to Italy. In 1889 he received the Mention Honorable (Paris) and he received the academy's scholarship in the years between 1890-98. It was also at the Academy that he won the golden prize in 1901 and the Eckersberg prize in 1908 as well as numerous other scholarships and prizes. Carl Holsoe became a member of the board of the academy and Kunstforeningen. He exhibited for many years at Charlottenborg but also widely in Denmark, e.g. in Moderne dansk Kunst, Kunstnerforeningen, Foreningen for National Kunst and abroad at the world exhibition in Paris, and in Munich and London. He became friends with Hammershoej and they mutually inspired and influenced each other. His pieces often deal with narratives involving the home as illustrated with this piece. He often concentrated on interiors with a masterful technique that reflected the influence of the Dutch masters such as Vermeer. He also painted landscapes, still lives and flower paintings. He is represented at Statens Museum for Kunst (the Danish National Gallery), Nationalmuseet (the National Museum), Fyn, Ribe, Bornholm, Aarhus, and Nordjylland's museum. His work can be found in galleries and collectons all over the world. He is a well listed artists and his art has become highly collected and extremely valuable.