Vilhelm Hammershøi


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(b Copenhagen, 15 May 1864; d Copenhagen, 13 Feb. 1916).

Danish painter. His work included portraits, architectural subjects (notably two murals for Copenhagen Town Hall), and landscapes, but he is best known for his quiet interior scenes. They are painted in muted colours, and have a certain affinity with Vermeer, often featuring a single standing or seated figure. Most of Hammershøi's paintings are in Denmark, but two of his interiors are in Tate Modern, London.

Subjects: Art.

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