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Johan Christian Dahl

painter, draftsman, academy lecturer, professor
Dahl made copied paintings by Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael, Allaert van Everdingen and Jan Both.
Norwegian, Danish, German
Bergen (Norway) 1788-02-24
Dresden 1857-10-14
in 1934 his remains were moved to St. Jacob's chuchyard in his native Bergen (Bang 1987, p. 20)
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
father of Johannes Siegwald Dahl
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Biographical information
Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Dresden)
Königliche Kunstakademie (Dresden)
Dahl was received as a member of the Dresden Academy in 1820
Active in
  • Bergen (Noorwegen) 1800 - 1811
    during the years 1803-09 he had an apprenticeship in the painter workshop of Johan G. Müller (Bang 1987, p. 19)
  • Kopenhagen 1811 - 1817
    in 1811 Dahl left his native town Bergen with financial aid from the burgher society 'Vennekredsen' in order to finish his training at the Academy in Copenhagen iIn 1817 he ended his studies, archieving the Great Silver Medal. influenced by Erik Pauëlsen, Jens Juel and of his contemporary Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg; in Copenhagen Dahl had the possibility to copy original paintings by Dutch masters of the 17th Century; 1813 first exhibition of landscapes
  • Dresden 1818 - 1820
    the following year he left for Dresden; contact with Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
  • Italië 1819
    in June 1819 a visit from the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik on his way to Italy (Bang 1987, p. 19)
  • Napels 1820
    in 1820 he left for Naples Italy as a quest of the Danish Prince Christian Frederik
  • Castellammare di Stabia 1820
  • Napels 1820
  • Rome 1821
    came to Rome op 7 February 1821 where he lived at Via Sistina 12 (Bang 1987, p. 19)
  • Dresden 1821 - 1857
    Dahl settled in the house An der Elbe 33 where Caspar David Friedrich lived (Bang 1987, p. 19)
  • Noorwegen
    from 1826 to 1850 five trips to Norway (Bang 1987, p. 20)
  • Pillnitz (Dresden) 1632-06-20
    painted a road near Pillnitz on that day
Teacher at academy/university
Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Dresden)
as Professor Extraordinary at the Academy in Dresden (Bang 1987, p. 19)
born in
active in
died in
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
architecture (genre), genre, landscape (as genre), mountain landscape, forest landscape, coastal view, winter landscape, marine (as genre), portrait, cityscape, topography
Here we mention the current to which an artist belonged. Many currents have not yet been entered, because the content of this field is still under development.
Dahl maakte in zijn studietijd kopieën naar landschappen van Ruisdael. In zijn latere werk is de invloed van Ruisdael duidelijk waarneembaar.
Entered on: 1991-12-02; Modification on: 2018-02-27


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