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Sir George
Clausen
English painter & writer
born 1852- died 1944

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English

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Biographical Information

CLAUSEN, GEORGE (1852-1944), English painter, was born in London, the son of a decorative artist. He attended the design classes at the South Kensington schools from 1867-1873 with great success. He then worked in the studio of Edwin Long, RA., and subsequently in Paris under Bouguereau and Robert-Fleury. He became one of the foremost modern painters of landscape and of peasant life, influenced to a certain extent by the impressionists with whom he shared the view that light is the real subject of landscape art. His pictures excel in rendering the appearance of things under flecking outdoor sunlight, or in the shady shelter of a barn or stable. His Girl at the Gate was acquired for the nation by the Chantrey Trustees and is now at the National Gallery of British Art (Tate Gallery). He was elected associate of the Royal Academy in 1895, and as professor of painting gave a memorable series of lectures to the students of the schools, published as Six Lectures on Painting (1904) and Aims and Ideals in Art (1906).

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.

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The Girl at the Gate

1889
Oil on canvas
171.45 x 138.43 cm
(67½" x 54½")
Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)

Added: 2003-01-12
Head of a Peasant Woman

1882
Oil on canvas
54.2925 x 40.005 cm
(21.37" x 15¾")
Private collection

Added: 2003-01-04
Winter Work

1883
Oil on canvas
196.85 x 233.68 cm
(77½" x 92")
Tate Gallery (London, United Kingdom)

Added: 2003-01-12
The Hedger, Cookham Dean

Charcoal on paper
33 x 23 cm
(12.99" x 9.06")
Private collection

Added: 2005-03-04
The Hedger, Cookham Dean
Little Rose

1889
Pastel on paper laid on board
51.1 x 35.6 cm
(20.12" x 14.02")
Private collection

Added: 2002-07-12
Harvesting the Sheaves

1902
Oil on canvas
84 x 63.5 cm
(33.07" x 25")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-10
Harvesting the Sheaves
Ploughing

1889
Oil on canvas
48 x 72 cm
(18.9" x 28.35")
Aberdeen Art Gallery (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Added: 2001-12-10
An Orchard in May

1883
Oil on canvas
35.2 x 43.8 cm
(13.86" x 17.24")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-10
Agnes Mary Webster

1882
Oil on canvas
31.1 x 21.3 cm
(12.24" x 8.39")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-10

Presented by A. C. Clausen, son of the artist, 1964

Agnes Mary Webster
Portrait of the Artist

1882
Oil on canvas
31.1 x 21.3 cm
(12.24" x 8.39")
Private collection

Added: 2001-12-10

Presented by A.C. Clausen, son of the artist, 1964

Portrait of the Artist