LUND, Niels Møller

1863 - 1916

Niels Møller Lund

Niels Møller Lund, was born at Fåborg, Svendborg, Denmark on 30 November 1863, son of Christian Lund and his wife Caroline Sophie Tscherning née Knudson, who married at Vor Frue, Odense, Denmark on 29 January 1863. Niels spent his younger days in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and studied at the Newcastle School of Art, the Royal Academy Schools, studying under Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), William Quiller Orchardson (1832-1910) and Sir Samuel Luke Fiddes (1843-1927) and at the Académie Julian in Paris under William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) and Tony Robert-Fleury (1837-1911). In 1891, an unmarried 27 year old landscape painter, living at Fitzroy Street, St Pancras, London and, becoming a naturalised British subject, in 1901 a 36 year old artist, naturalised British subject, with his 36 year old Danish wife Betty Thora. By 1911, a 47 year old artist & art teacher, living at 169 Adelaide Road, Hampstead, London with his 46 year old wife Betty Thora, born Denmark. He is known for his impressionistic paintings of England, particularly London and the North-East and his best known painting 'The Heart Of The Empire' hangs in the Guildhall Art Gallery and provided inspiration for Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith's (1846-1923) painting of the same name, which also depicted Threadneedle Street, London. He exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1910, an oil 'A Flood in the Highlands' and he also exhibited at the Royal Academy; the Paris Salon where, in 1894, his 'Land o' the Leal' was purchased for the French Government. He died at 169 Adelaide Road, Hampstead, London on 28 February 1916 and his wife was of the same address when she died in Hampstead General Hospital on 28 May 1936, aged 77[sic].

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