LUND, Niels Moeller

1864 - 1916

After Rain

Baptised at Faaborg, Svenorg, Denmark in November 1864, son of Christian Lund and his wife Caroline Sophie Tscherning Knudson. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools and at the Académie Julian in Paris and spent his younger days in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and became a naturalised British subject. In 1891, an unmarried 27 year old landscape painter living at Fitzroy Street, St Pancras, London and in 1901, a 36 year old artist, naturalised British subject with his 36 year old Danish wife Betty Thor. By 1911 a 47 year old artist & art teacher living at 169 Adelaide Road, Hampstead, London with his 46 year old wif Betty Thora, born Denmark. He is known for his impressionistic paintings of England, particularly London and the North-East and his most well known painting 'The Heart Of The Empire' hangs in the Guildhall Art Gallery and provided inspiration for Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith's painting of the same name, which also depicted Threadneedle Street, London. He exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1910 an oil 'A Flood in the Highlands'. He died at Hampstead, London in 1916 and his wife followed in 1936, aged 77[sic].




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