Swedish, 19th century, male.
Born 25 December 1834, in Söndfjord, Norway; died 22 October 1900, in Düsseldorf.
Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, still-lifes, animals.
As a boy, Askevold worked as a shepherd, and it was while looking after his flock that he first became aware of his talent for painting animals. He went to study in Bergen with the landscape artist Reusch, a pupil of Johan Christian Dahl. Under his master's direction, Askevold painted still-lifes. In the autumn of 1855, he went to Düsseldorf, where he became a pupil of his compatriot Gude. Then, with the aid of a bursary, he spent four years in Paris studying without a teacher. From 1866 to 1880, he lived in Bergen, occasionally leaving to visit Düsseldorf (1869) and Munich (1877-1878)....