THE OCEAN WATER REFLECTS THE BRILLIANT COLORS CREATING A HARMONIOUS DANCE OF LIGHT AND SHADOW ON THE WAVES. THE COMBINATION OF VIVID COLORS, EXPRESSIVE BRUSHSTROKES CREATES A TRULY CAPTIVATING AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ANYONE WHO GAZES UPON THIS MODERN SEASCAPE. THIS PIECE IS SIGNED BY NELS HAGERUP IN THE LOWER. IT'S OVER 100 YEARS OLD DATING AROUND 1920.WELL PRESERVE IN EXCELLENT OVERALL CONDITION. DIMENSIONS INCLUDING THE FRAME: 41"W x 25"H. DIMENSIONS WITHOUT THE FRAME: 47"W x 22"H. Nels Hagerup (1864 - 1922) was active/lived in California / Norway.
Nels Hagerup is known for Marine, coastal landscape, mural. Born: 1864 - Christiania, Norway. Died: 1922 - San Francisco, California. Known for: Marine, coastal landscape, mural. Nels Hagerup studied at the Christiania Art School, Royal Academy in Berlin, and in Copenhagen with Carl Locher.
After sailing to the West Coast as a merchant seaman in 1882, he settled in Portland, Oregon. There he was an instructor of drawing at the Bishop Scott Academy (now called Hill Academy) and was a founder of the Portland Art Association.About 1892 he moved to San Francisco where he remained. He worked there as a stevedore on the waterfront and later established a home and studio in the Sunset District at 1224 46th Avenue within walking distance of the ocean.
Due to alcoholism some of his paintings are uneven in quality; however, in his more lucid moments, he was a master of atmospheric seascapes. He died of a heart attack in his studio on March 13, 1922. Works held: California Historical Society; San Bruno (CA) Public Library.