Hans Dahl, Norwegian 1849 - 1937
Hans Dahl of Hardanger, Norway, passed the greater part of his youth in the National Military Academy. A line officer in the regular army for several years, he resigned in 1871 to become a painter.
He entered the art school at Carlsruhe, where he was a pupil of Riefstahl and Hans Gude. The latter instructor, being a fellow countryman, stressed the grandeur and beauty of Norway in his landscapes, and pictures by Dahl tend to convey the same flavor.
The artist also resided in Dusseldorf where he studied briefly under E. Von Gebhardt and Wilhelm Sohn. Dahl traveled and sketched extensively in Norway during the summer months. He also visited Paris, Berlin and Lond
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