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Abildgaard, Nicolai Abrahamlocked

(b Copenhagen, Sept 11, 1743; d Frederiksdal, Copenhagen, June 4, 1809).
  • Jens Peter Munk

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Danish painter, designer and architect. His paintings reveal both Neo-classical and Romantic interests and include history paintings as well as literary and mythological works. The variety of his subject-matter reflects his wide learning, a feature further evidenced by the broad range of his creative output. In addition to painting, he produced decorative work, sculpture and furniture designs, as well as being engaged as an architect. Successfully combining both intellectual and imaginative powers, he came to be fully appreciated only in the 1980s....

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