Sir George Clausen was the son of a Danish decorative painter. Attended evening classes at South Kensington in 1867. He visited Holland and Antwerp in 1874-5 to study modern as well as old Dutch and Flemish painting. He worked in Brittany in France for some time. Other known places he visited are Hungary in 1894 and Italy in 1898 and 1903.
Studied at Julian's in 1883 under Bouguereau.
In 1876 he first exhibited at the Royal Academy. He taught at the RA Schools. Books published by him were Six Lectures on Painting (1904) and Aims and Ideals in Art (1906).
He was made a RA in 1908, and was knighted in 1927.
His trademark style is of English scenes which are influenced by Millet and Bastien-Lepage. Fisherfolk/peasant type, he enjoyed fame as a naturalist painter. Later in his career he moved nearer the Impressionism of Monet and Degas.
- Birmingham (Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery)
- Edinburgh (NG)
- London (NPG, RA Diploma Gall., Tate, V&A)
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