Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Ferdinand Hodler


Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist of the Art Nouveau movement, Ferdinand Hodler [Swiss, 1853-1918] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hodler_Ferdinand

Ferdinand Hodler was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1853, the son of a carpenter. When he was five his father died and his mother remarried. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a landscape artist in Thun, and when he was 18 he studied painting with another in Geneva. This was a training that was thorough, rather than inspired, though it made him familiar with Hans Holbein the Younger, Rembrandt, and the landscapes of Camille Corot.


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The Chosen One

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Self-Portrait

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Self-portrait.

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Lake Geneva from Chexbres
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