Herman Gustaf af Sillén (1857-1908)

Herman Gustaf Af Sillén

Herman Gustaf Af Sillén

Hermann Gustaf af Sillen was a Swedish marine painter, who studied in Paris and Berlin, among other places. Hans Gude, the Norwegian artist and academy professor of landscape painting, was his teacher in painting. As with his teacher, marine pieces with a disturbed sea often made their way into Sillen’s artistic repertoire.

His nexus to the sea and the people who lived in its proximity accompanied him throughout his life in his artistic works. The connection to the sea also found expression in his second professional career as a naval officer.
Sillen’s works captivate their viewers through the realistic rendering of the surfaces of water.




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