SIR GEORGE CLAUSEN RA (18 April 1852 – 22 November 1944), was an English artist working in oil and watercolour, etching , mezzotint , dry point and occasionally lithographs . He was knighted in 1927.
* 1 Biography * 2 References * 3 Sources * 4 External links
Clausen became one of the foremost modern painters of landscape and
of peasant life, influenced to a certain extent by the Impressionists
, with whom he shared the view that light is the real subject of
landscape art. His pictures excel in rendering the appearance of
things under flecking outdoor sunlight, or in the shady shelter of a
barn or stable. His Girl at the Gate was acquired by the Chantrey
Trustees and is now at the
Clausen was a founding member of the New English Art Club in 1886. In 1895, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy , and a full Academician in 1906. As Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy he gave a memorable series of lectures to the students of the Schools, published as Six Lectures on Painting (1904) and Aims and Ideals in Art (1906).
Clausen was an official war artist during World War I. During the war his daughter's fiancé was killed; this event may have inspired his painting, Youth Mourning which shows a distressed young woman mourning in a desolate landscape. Clausen also contributed six lithographs on the theme Making Guns for the Government published print portfolio Britain's Efforts and Ideals.
* Selected works
Bird scaring, 1887 *
Girl, 1888 *
Ploughing, 1889 *
Brown eyes, 1891 *
The Gleaners Returning, 1908 *
Youth Mourning, 1916 *
Morning in November, 1922
* ^ "Artist biography,
* Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Clausen, George". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
* Gibson, Frank. The Etchings and Lithographs of George Clausen, R.A. The Print Collector\'s Quarterly 1921 July Vol 8, No. 2, pp 203, 212. * Gibson, Frank. Notes to Catalogue of Etchings by George Clausen The Print Collector\'s Quarterly 1921 Dec Vol 8, No. 4, p 433. * Rutherson, Albert (editor). Contemporary British Artists: George Clausen Publisher: Ernest Benn Ltd, 1923 * Sir George Clausen, R.A. 1852–1944; Bradford Art Gallery, 1980. Catalogue of an exhibition held in Bradford, London, Bristol and Newcastle upon Tyne in