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Bengt Nordenberg

Swedish 1822-1902 

Bengt Nordenberg was a painter born in Jämshög, Blekinge County, Sweden. He began his journey in painting as an apprentice to a painter in Sölvesborg and later pursued studies at The Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. In 1851, he moved to Germany and became a part of the Düsseldorf School of Painting, studying under Theodor Hildebrandt and Adolph Tidemand. Tidemand’s influence played a significant role in shaping Nordenberg’s style and choice of subjects, as he worked as Tidemand’s assistant. Nordenberg is best known for his genre paintings depicting everyday life of the middle-class and upper-class in Sweden, as well as his religious paintings and altarpieces.

In 1856, he received a study grant from the Swedish government, which enabled him to travel to France and Italy. Returning to Düsseldorf in 1858, Nordenberg dedicated himself full-time to painting and became a member of the Malkasten artists’ association. He also provided private lessons to fellow Swedish artists, including Peter Eskilsson.

1 lot offered      100.00% sold      ZAR 64 488

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Bengt Nordenberg; Rowing to Summerfest
25 Oct 2023
Sold for ZAR 64 488
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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