Peder Severin Kroyer ~ Summer Evening at Skagen,
(The Artist’s Wife with a Dog on the Beach),
oil on canvas.
Peder Severin Kroyer was a Norwegian-Danish painter.
He is one of the best known and beloved, and undeniably
the most colorful of the Skagen Painters, a community
of Danish and Nordic artists who lived or worked
in Skagen, Denmark. Kroyer was the unofficial leader
of the group. Kroyer painted many beach scenes
featuring both recreation life on the beach
(bathers, strollers), and local fishermen.
The model for Summer Evening at Skagen
was Marie Kroyer, the beautiful wife of the painter.