Per Krohg

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Per Krohg was a Norwegian artist. He is most frequently associated with the mural he created for the United Nations Security Council Chamber, located in the United Nations building in New York City.

Per Krohg, full Per Lasson Krohg is a painter who was one of the major figures in the renascence of mural painting in Norway after 1920. He was the son of the painter Christian Krohg and studied under him from 1903–1907 in Paris. He also studied under the French painter Henri Matisse from 1907 to 1909. Krohg returned to Norway in 1930, where he taught at the State Art and Craft School from 1935–1946 afterward being appointed professor at the State Art Academy in Oslo.
He was born in June 18,1889 in Norway and died in March 3, 1965 in Oslo.

He adorned many other public buildings with large frescoes ,including the Physics and Chemistry Buildings at the University of Oslo and the Oslo City Hall. He is represented at the National Museum for Art and Skagens Museum.
In 1950 he received the King's Medal of Merit and 1955 was appointed Commander of the Order of St. Olav and in 1948 he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal.

Krohg’s early paintings were primarily landscapes and portraits, but his large, expressive, flowing strokes were better suited to the monumental character of mural paintings.
Krohg's work as an artist covered a wide field, from paper drawings, illustrations, and posters to set design, sculpture, and monumental paintings


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