Chez Moi - a detail
'Portrait of Harriet Backer'
by Christian Krohg (1852-1925)
Harriet Backer (1845-1932) was a Norwegian painter who achieved
recognition in her own time and was a pioneer among female artists both in the
Nordic countries and in Europe generally. She is best known for her detailed interior
scenes, communicated with rich colors and moody lighting. She studied in Paris and
She never belonged to any school but her work is often compared with that of her friend
Eilif Peterssen. Harriet Backer worked in the tradition of realism in painting, where she
she operated an art school and was an influence on a number of younger
gave art lessons to the novelist Cora Sandel.
Shoemakers from the small Village