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Peder Severin Krøyer (23 July 1851 - 21 November 1909), known as P. S. Krøyer, was a Danish painter. He is one of the best known and beloved, and the most colorful of the art Painters, a community of Danish and Nordic artists who lived, gathered or worked in art, Denmark, especially during the final decades of the 19th century. Krøyer was the unofficial leader of the group.
Life
 
Portrait of Peder Severin Krøyer by Laurits Tuxen
Growing up and early training
Krøyer was born in Stavanger, Norway, on 23 July 1851 to Ellen Cecilie Gjesdal. He was raised by Gjesdal's sister, Bertha Cecilie (born 1817) and brother-in-law, the Danish zoologist Henrik Nikolai Krøyer, after his mother was judged unfit to care for him. Krøyer moved to Copenhagen to live with his foster parents soon afterward. Having begun his art education at the age of nine under private tutelage, he was enrolled in Copenhagen's Technical Institute the following year... See More

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