Christian Krohg was particularly fascinated with the local inhabitants of Skagen.
Krohg came to Skagen for the first time in the summer of 1879, accompanying Frits Thaulow from Norway. He continued to visit Skagen several times during the course of the 1880s.
The meeting with Skagen, its inhabitants, and the other painters at the artists’ colony had a significant influence on Krohg’s artistic development. our collection includes many of the works Krohg painted depicting the everyday life of the fishing family Gaihede, living in the eastern part of Skagen.
The portrayal of the local inhabitants in Skagen was a source of great enthusiasm among the art critics of that time and opened up for Krohg’s artistic breakthrough with exhibitions in Copenhagen.