Nils Kreuger was a Swedish artist during the late 19th and early 20th century. He spent much of his artistic career in Paris where he immersed himself in the plein air style of painting.
Love of the Outdoors
Painting outdoors had to provide a sense of liberation and Kreuger indulged his painting urge whenever he felt it. He was particularly fond of landscapes and cityscapes during twilight or mist when the natural light was particularly soft. By the 1890’s he had moved on from Paris & plein air and found himself back in Sweden. He moved through a variety of different artistic styles over the length of his career, many of which are reflected in the paintings below.
There is something to be said for all of Kreuger’s painting techniques, and each one of them manages to capture a sense of movement and raw emotion.
It’s clear that his time painting outdoors gave him an interesting artistic perspective. His style changed over the years of his life, but his love of painting is obvious in each one of his works. Stay tuned for the horses of another artistic master next week.