The New International Encyclopædia/Müller, Morten

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MÜLLER, Morten (1828—). A Norwegian landscape painter, born at Holmestrand on the Christiania Fjord. After studying in Düsseldorf (1847-50), first under Tidemand and Gude, then at the Academy under Schirmer, he lived in Stockholm, and in 1866 went to Christiania, where he conducted a school for painting, subventioned by the Government. In 1871 he removed again to Düsseldorf, and in 1874 was made a member of the Stockholm Academy and Court painter. The rugged grandeur of the fjords and mountainous woodland fastnesses of his native country are the favorite subjeets of his characteristic landscapes, in which he combines a romantic conception of nature with purely realistic color effects. Representative examples are a “View on Christiania Fjord” (1855), and “Entrance Into Hardanger Fjord” (both in the National Gallery, Christiania); “Pine Forest in Norway” (1860, Hamburg Gallery); “Romsdal Fjord” (1876); and “Forest Lake by Moonlight” (1892).