Hans Gude

Art on This Day
Hans Gude was a Norwegian romanticist painter and is considered, along with Johan Christian Dahl, to be one of Norway’s foremost landscape painters. He has been called a mainstay of Norwegian National Romanticism. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting.
Gude spent forty-five years as an art professor and so he played an important role in the development of Norwegian art by acting as a mentor to three generations of Norwegian artists. Young Norwegian artists flocked to wherever Gude was teaching, first at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf and later at the School of Art in Karlsruhe.
He died on this day in 1903.