Krauten Johan (1858-1932)


Canvas, oil
Width: 100 cm
Height: 70.5 cm

Johan Krauten (1858-1932) - famous Swedish impressionist, author of landscapes, genre paintings and portraits. At the age of 14, he began working for local artist and photographer Svante Leonard Rydholm, then studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm from 1875 to 1881. Since 1883, the artist's works have been shown at exhibitions at the Stockholm Academy of Arts. In 1886 and 1896 he took part in international art exhibitions at the Berlin Academy of Arts. For his work, the artist received a gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889. In April 1933, the first personal exhibition of the artist's works took place in Stockholm. In 1909, Krauten and his family moved to Stockholm. The artist's last work was the design of the Stora Hotel in Linköping, for which he painted several large canvases. In April 1933, the first personal exhibition of J. Krauten's works took place in Stockholm. The works of J. Krauten marked the turn of Swedish painting towards realism and symbolism, the leading artistic movements in European art of the second half of the 19th century.

Most of Johan Krauten's works are kept in the artist's homeland in Linköping, in the Östergotland Museum of Local History; paintings are also kept in museums in Sweden, in Gothenburg and Stockholm (National Museum).