PER DAHL Mixed Media Witch Woman Painting
An impressive surreal mixed media painting by danish artist Per Dahl (b. 1930), depicting a woman with burned face and hair, could be a witch or a hag. Surreal! The painting is signed by the artist on front and is dated to 1976.
Condition: The painting is in excellent condition with no defects.The frame is in excellent condition with almost no wear.
Dimensions: The painted panel measures 31cm x 41cm (approx. 12 2/5 inches x 16 2/5 inches), the frame with panel measures 48cm x 58cm (approx. 19 1/5 inches x 23 1/5 inches). Mixed media on wood.
Biography of Per Dahl
Per Dahl is born the 9th October 1930 in Ebeltoft. His parents owned a renowned restaurant called the Forestpavillon, a treasured place for entertainment and eating, among musicians and artists of the time, like Leo Mathisen and many more. It was here the desire and inspiration to express himself through music, drawing and painting especially, was born. The young boy's talents were noticed when he drew and scribbled on the restaurant's table paper cloth. He therefore received a painting box from his parents, at the young age of twelve, and one year later during the war, he became the apprentice of the local artist, Ejnar Olsen. Following war's end, a sixteen year old, adventurous Dahl sat sails as deckhand with course for South America and later Canada. After several years of traveling, he returned to Denmark, via North Scandinavian, where he later in Sweden, met his life's companion, Janet, who he has spent the following fifty years with.The first impression that meets you, when you enter Per Dahl's atelier, is music, sometimes classical or Swedish Folk music, but mostly jazz music on a high volume, has become inseparable part of the creative painting process for Per Dahl. After more than 50 years of industrious, daily work with the colors and the motives, the creative process has become a course and natural part of Per Dahl's life, a necessity along the line of getting up in the morning. You don't get any closer to perceive the brush and the man as one. The many years of experience, has given him a superior and ease performing the painting craft, the art flows freely and effortless from his hand.