Peder Mönsted, actually Peder Mork Mønsted, is still one of Denmark's best-known landscape painters around 1900.
He was born in Grenaa in 1859, a port town on the Kattegat on the Djursland peninsula in Jutland, Denmark. He began his artistic education at the art school in Aarhus, followed by studies at the Copenhagen Art Academy from 1875-79 with Johan Frederik Vermehren, Julius Exner and Niels Simonsen. At times he was at the painting school of Peter Severin Krøyer. The winter 1882/83 learned Mönsted at William Adolphe Bouguereau in Paris.
In the following years Mönsted travels almost uninterruptedly: in Italy he visits Rome, Capri, Venice, Lake Garda and Ravello. In France Paris and Monte Carlo in Monaco. In winter he often visits the Swiss Engadine. In 1889 he traveled to Algeria, three years later at the invitation of the Greek king to Greece and later to Egypt. He mainly painted landscapes. He has become famous for his almost photorealistic depictions of forests, forest clearings and forest streams. His numerous study tours, including to France and Switzerland as well as Greece, Egypt and even Algeria, make his complete works exciting and varied.
Peder Mönsted's paintings are scattered throughout museums and private collections around the world. His works were especially popular with English and American collectors. With the rediscovery of Scandinavian painting a few years ago, Peder Mönsted's paintings have again become more in the spotlight of international collectors.
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