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    ADELSTEEN EILERT NORMANN (Norwegian 1848-1918)
    Twilight Over the Coast, c.1880

    Oil on wood panel
    12.1in. x 18.5in.
    Signed lower left: A. Normann
    This painting retains its original 1880s Barbizon frame with name plaque

    Provenance: Alexander Gallery, New York City; private collection, Dallas, Texas

    Adelsteen Normann was born in Bodo, Norway and later studied in Dusseldorf, Germany under Russian painter Eugen Duker. It was in Dusseldorf that he produced his most inspired Norwegian scenes of the majestic fjords and rural life surrounding the rustic landscape, including paintings of fishermen, peasants and small villages set against the snow or rugged coast. He was also very interested in the effects of sunlight and moonlight during the various seasons. By 1887, Normann was in Berlin and later returned to Olso, Norway where he died in 1918. He exhibited in Berlin, Vienna, London, Dusseldorf, and Munich. He also exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1882, 1884, when he received a 'Mention Honorable', and again in 1889, when he won a bronze medal. Normann's work is housed in museums around the globe, including Aix-La-Chappelle, Breslau, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Leeds, Liverpool, Mayence, Mulhouse, Stockholm, and Sydney. The artist's last name is also recorded as "Normand."


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