William Stuhr 1882-1958

‘View over Skagen harbor, Denmark’
1930/40s, Oil on canvas
31 x 24cm
[tab:biography] William Stuhr (born February 10, 1882 Aalborg, died August 1, 1958 Skagen) was a Danish painter who belonged to the last generation of visual artists around the artist colony in Skagen.

Stuhr was the son of a North Jutland machine manufacturer and initially came to paintings in Aalborg. From 1900-01 he attended the Technical School, and between 1904 and 770, he studied at the artists’ free study schools in Copenhagen with Laurits Tuxen and Johan Rohde as teachers.
Stuhr lived in the winter at Christianshavn, painted several city pictures from here and from the front Amager, was in the summer in Skagen, where it was the harbor with boats, quays, working fishermen, houses and gardens that were the favorite motifs. William Stuhr also made several trips abroad.
He is best known for his pretty harbor and flower pictures as well as motifs from the beaches around Skagen. He sold well throughout his artistic life, but lived a lot abroad, including in the United States in the 1920s. In recent years, William Stuhr has been living more and more in Skagen, which he painted throughout his life. By the painter Michael Ancher’s death in September 1927, Stuhr was called from Aalborg to paint his portrait on the death camp.
He is represented in the collections at Skagen Art Museums and the ART – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg. In 1937 he also made the decoration The Great Sea, the common tomb of the memory hall of the then memory of the Skagen, where it can still be seen today.
Exhibited for the first time in 1907 at the Artists’ Autumn Exhibition and participated in Charlottenborg exhibitions, at the Artists’ Association of 18 November and at an exhibition in Toronto in 1929.
He is buried at Almen Cemetery in Aalborg.