30 Beautiful Paintings of Village Life Around Norwegian Fjords by Hans Dahl

Hans Dahl (1849 – 1937) was famous for painting breathtaking Norwegian landscapes with sheer-sided fjords and sweeping valleys.

Within those settings, he painted pretty young women going about their everyday work in the surrounding fields—gathering leaves and grasses to feed cattle and sheep, fishing, making hay, or picking wildflowers to sell at market.

Born in the village of Granvin on Hardangerfjord, the second longest fjord in Norway, Dahl showed early promise as an artist.

After military service, he apprenticed with landscape painter Johan Fredrik Eckersberg and studied under romanticist painter Hans Gude.

But it was Dahl’s training at the Düsseldorf school of painting that would characterize his work—finely detailed, yet dreamlike, idealized landscapes.

What better music to accompany Hans Dahl’s work than that of a fellow Norwegian—the composer Edvard Grieg.

Summerday by Balestrand by Hans Dahl
Summerday by Balestrand by Hans Dahl
Summer Day on the Fjord by Hans Dahl
Summer Day on the Fjord by Hans Dahl
A young girl in a fjord landscape by Hans Dahl
A young girl in a fjord landscape by Hans Dahl
A Young Woman in the Meadow by Hans Dahl, 1894
A Young Woman in the Meadow by Hans Dahl, 1894
The Young Harvester by Hans Dahl
The Young Harvester by Hans Dahl
A summer day in the mountains by Hans Dahl
A summer day in the mountains by Hans Dahl
Milkmaid with goats by Hans Dahl
Milkmaid with goats by Hans Dahl
Last Rays of the Sun by Hans Dahl
Last Rays of the Sun by Hans Dahl
Harvesters by the Banks of a Fjord by Hans Dahl
Harvesters by the Banks of a Fjord by Hans Dahl
Happy Thoughts by Hans Dahl
Happy Thoughts by Hans Dahl
Girl with Sickle by Hans Dahl
Girl with Sickle by Hans Dahl
Girl in a Fjord Landscape by Hans Dahl
Girl in a Fjord Landscape by Hans Dahl
Girl Carrying Leaves by Hans Dahl
Girl Carrying Leaves by Hans Dahl
Girl by a mountain lake by Hans Dahl
Girl by a mountain lake by Hans Dahl
Girl Beside a Fjord by Hans Dahl, 1910
Girl Beside a Fjord by Hans Dahl, 1910
Girl before a Fjord by Hans Dahl
Girl before a Fjord by Hans Dahl
Fresh Breeze, Norway by Hans Dahl, 1900
Fresh Breeze, Norway by Hans Dahl, 1900
Flirtation by Hans Dahl
Flirtation by Hans Dahl
The Fjord by Hans Dahl
The Fjord by Hans Dahl
Figures in a Rowing Boat on a Fjord by Hans Dahl, 1917
Figures in a Rowing Boat on a Fjord by Hans Dahl, 1917
Crossing the Ford by Hans Dahl
Crossing the Ford by Hans Dahl
By the Water's Edge by Hans Dahl, 1880
By the Water’s Edge by Hans Dahl, 1880
By the Fjord by Hans Dahl
By the Fjord by Hans Dahl
By the Fjord by Hans Dahl
By the Fjord by Hans Dahl
Awaiting his return by Hans Dahl
Awaiting his return by Hans Dahl
An Alpine Landscapewith a Shepherdess and Goats by Hans Dahl
An Alpine Landscapewith a Shepherdess and Goats by Hans Dahl
Admiring the View by Hans Dahl
Admiring the View by Hans Dahl
Summer Day by Hans Dahl
Summer Day by Hans Dahl
Sognefjord by Hans Dahl
Sognefjord by Hans Dahl
Rest of Haymakers by Hans Dahl
Rest of Haymakers by Hans Dahl

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