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Johan Christian Dahl

Nationality/school
Norwegian, Danish, German
Born
Bergen (Norway) 1788-02-24
Deceased
Dresden 1857-10-14
Johan Christian Dahl died on 14 October 1857 and was buried in the Elias cemetery in Dresden. In 1934 his remains were moved to St. Jacob's churchyard in his native Bergen (Bang 1987, p. 20).
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father of Johannes Siegwald Dahl
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Biographical information
Education
The Royal Danish Art Academy (Kopenhagen)
Started his training at the Royal Danish Art Academy in 1811, in 1817 Dahl ended his Academy studies, archieving the 'Great Silver Maedal'.
Königliche Kunstakademie (Dresden)
Dahl was received as a member of the Dresden Academy in 1820.
Active in
  • Bergen (Noorwegen) 1803 - 1811
    From 1803 to 1809 Dahl had an apprenticeship in the painter workshop of Johan G. Müller in Bergen, Norway. (Bang 1987, p. 19) in 1811 he left Bergen.
  • Kopenhagen 1811 - 1818
    Dahl had left Bergen with financial aid from the burgher society 'Vennekredsen'. In 1815 he had his first triumph at the annual Academy exhibition at Charlottenborg, where he showed thirteen landscape paintings.
  • Dresden 1818 - 1820
    In 1818 he left Copenhagen and went to Dresden. In Dresden he met Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). June 1819 Dahl got a visit in Dresden from the Danish Crown Prince Christain Frederik, who was on his way to Italy.
  • Rome 1820-07-24 - 1820-08-11
    On 24 July 1820 he arrived in Rome to join Prince Christain Frederik in Italy, he left Rome before 11 August 1820.
  • Castellammare di Stabia 1820-08-11 - 1820
    8 August 1820 Dahl arrived in Quisisana.
  • Napels 1820 - 1821-02-07
    Dahl left Naples before 7 February 1821.
  • Rome 1821-02-07 - 1821-06-27
    He came to Rome on 7 February 1821, where he lived at Via Sistina 12.
  • Dresden 1821-07-27 - 1826-04-10
    Dahl arrived in Dresden on 27 July 1821. In 1823 he settled in the house, An der Elbe 33, where the painter Caspar David Friedrich lived.
  • Reuzengebergte 1824-08-12 - 1824-08-25
    Short trip to Riesengebirge
  • Noorwegen 1826-04-10 - 1826-10-13
    First Norwegian journey
  • Dresden 1826-10-13 - 1834-05-27
    Arrived in Dresden after 13 October 1826.
  • Noorwegen 1834-05-27 - 1832-11-18
    Second trip to Norway.
  • Dresden 1832-11-18 - 1837-07-31
    Arrived in Dresden after 18 November 1832 and stayed until c. 31 July 1837.
  • Kopenhagen 1837-08-01 - 1837-08-31
    Visit to Copenhagen to attend the Bugge Sale in August 1837.
  • Wörlitz 1838-09-26 - 1838-10-06
    Visit to Wörlitz near Dessau.
  • Dresden 1838-10-06 - 1839-06-24
    Arrived in Dresden after 6 October 1838.
  • Noorwegen 1839-06-24 - 1839-10-10
    Third trip to Norway.
  • Dresden 1839-10-10 - 1844-06-17
    Arrived in Dresden after 10 October 1839.
  • Noorwegen 1844-06-17 - 1844-10-08
    Fourth Norwegian journey.
  • Dresden 1844-10-08 - 1847-04-20
    Arrived in Dresden after 8 October 1844.
  • Parijs 1847-04-20 - 1847-06-01
  • Brussel 1847-04-20 - 1847-06-01
    Journeys to Paris and Brussels from 20 April to 1 June 1847.
  • Dresden 1847-06-01 - 1850-05-04
    Arrived in Dresden after 1 June 1847.
  • Noorwegen 1850-05-04 - 1850-10-25
    His fifth and last Norwegian journey.
  • Dresden 1850-10-25 - 1855
    Arrived in Dresden after 25 October 1850.
  • Parijs 1855
    Dahl showed three paintings in the 'World Exhibition' in Paris, however not he but the Norwegian 'Düsseldorfer' painters received the madals and honeurs.
  • Dresden 1855 - 1857
    For all data concerning the locations of Dahl's activities (Bang 1987, p. 19-20)
Teacher at academy/university
Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Dresden)
Became Professor Extraordinary at the Academy in Dresden in 1824.
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Subjects
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landscape (as genre), mountain landscape, forest landscape, coastal view, winter landscape, marine (as genre), portrait, cityscape, topography
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Entered on: 1991-12-02; Modification on: 2018-06-12

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