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Hammershøi, Vilhelmlocked

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Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 May 1864, in Copenhagen; died 13 February 1916, in Copenhagen.

Painter. Figures, nudes, portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes, church interiors.

Symbolism.

Vilhelm Hammershøi, brother of Svend, born into a well-to-do family, had drawing lessons from the age of eight and received constant encouragement from his mother in the pursuit of his artistic vocation. In ...

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