September 18, 2022

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (1855 – 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (Born in 11 February 1855 – Died on 23 November 1938) was a Norwegian painter and illustrator

He is especially known for his drawings for the Asbjørnsen and Moe collection of Norske Folkeeventyr, and his illustrations for the Norwegian edition of the Snorri Sturlason Heimskringla.


Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator


Background


Erik Theodor Werenskiold was born in Eidskog, at Granli gaard, southeast of Kongsvinger in Hedmark county, Norway. He lived his first four years there with his family, until they moved to Kongsvinger. Werenskiold grew up in Kongsvinger Fortress as the fourth son of the commander. He attended the Kongsvinger national school and then in the three years 1869-72 was at the privately owned Latin school operated by Harald Aars and Peter Voss (Aars og Voss' skole) in Christiania.  

Based on advice from the painter Adolph Tidemand, he attended a college for painters. During 1873, he was a pupil of Norwegian sculptor, Julius Middelthun (1820–1886), at the Drawing School in Christiania (Tegneskolen i Kristiania). He studied for a short time at the studio of artist, Axel Ender in the autumn of 1875.


Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator


He was married to the painter Sophie Marie Stoltenberg Thomesen (1849–1926). He was the brother-in-law of journalist Fernanda Nissen and the son–in-law of Norwegian merchant and politician Thomes Thomesen. He was the father of geologist Werner Werenskiold (1883–1961) and sculptor Dagfin Werenskiold (1892–1977).


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Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator

Erik Theodor Werenskiold (11 February 1855 – 23 November 1938) | A Norwegian Painter and Illustrator






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