Otherwise Montan - Anders Montan

Anders Montan , photo from a contemporary lexicon, around 1900

Anders Olsson Montan (born February 13, 1845 in Bröddarp near Söderslätt , Schonen , southern Sweden ; † May 14, 1917 in Düsseldorf ) was a Swedish genre and interior painter and lithographer of the Düsseldorf School .


Montan, one of six children of Ola Andersson and Karin Pålsdotter, studied at the Copenhagen Art Academy , then at the Stockholm Art Academy . In 1878 he went to Düsseldorf , where he became a member of the artists' association Malkasten in 1884 and remained single until his death. [1] In search of his favorite subjects - expressive, rather dark interiors of old farmhouses, forging, barns, castle and wine cellars, as well as the people living in them and working people - traveled Montan different German landscapes, such as the Lipper country where he Spent 32 years every summer, and the Moselle. Apart from that, he also wanted to use the industrial interiors of glass works, steel works and mines. He liked to play with the lighting effects of lamps, fire and candlelight. Montan received an order from the Krupp-Gussstahlfabrik to paint in their facilities. As an industrial painter, he created six large paintings, probably for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago . [2] With Henrik Nordenberg , another Swedish genre and interior painter from Düsseldorf, he took part in major exhibitions in Berlin, in 1891 in the International Art Exhibition of the Association of Berlin Artists , in 1900 in theGreat Berlin art exhibition .

Works (selection)

Husförhör (domestic lecture) , 1879
Old woman with coffee cup (coffee hour) , 1882
  • Husförhör (domestic lecture) , 1879
  • Old woman with coffee cup (coffee hour) , 1882
  • Coppersmith at work , 1882
  • In the forge , 1886
  • Glassblowers in the glassworks , 1887
  • In the wine cellar , 1890
  • In the glassworks
  • In the mine
  • In the wire drawing shop , 1908, private property (Iserlohn)
  • Armored plate rolling mill , published in Berlin in 1893 by Meisenbach, Riffarth and Co. as heliogravure [3]
  • together with Felix Schmidt : 88 illustrations for Friedrich Karl Georg Müller's font Krupp's Gußstahlfabrik , 1896 (subsequently also appeared in English and French translation)



Commons : Anders Montan - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Bettina Baumgärtel , Sabine Schroyen, Lydia Immerheiser, Sabine Teichgröb: Directory of foreign artists. Nationality, residence and studies in Düsseldorf . In: Bettina Baumgärtel (Hrsg.): The Düsseldorf School of Painting and its international impact 1819–1918 . Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg 2011, ISBN 978-3-86568-702-9 , Volume 1, p. 436
  2. Klaus Türk: Pictures of the work. An iconographic anthology . Westdeutscher Verlag, Wiesbaden 2000, ISBN 3-531-13358-6 , p. 224 ( Google Books )
  3. Scene from a Bessemer works, printed by Meisenbach Riffarth and Co., Berlin 1893 (heliogravure with chine colle), Montan, Anders (1845–1917) / Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany , website in the portal art.com , accessed on October 29, 2016