This is a superb work by the well-listed Danish artist, Svend Drews (1919 - 2003). It has everything that I look for in a painting. It touches me; draws me in. The gathering storm clouds have made the seas rough. The vessel that is in the forefront, manned by a single sailor, seems to represent to me how one overcomes obstacles. I guess I am still that sentimental girl who always looks for the clear skies coming after the storm. There is another ship in the background; a large liner type ship. It doesn't seem to be needed, since there is an air of optimism in this scene.
Much of Svend Drews work has been reproduced in the magazine "Vikingen". He is represented at Amelienborg, the Danish Royal Family Residence. A work by him, the painting Lodsforeningen, hangs in the palace Amalienborg, a gift to King Frederik IX, of Denmark. Other works by this artist have sold at major auction houses around the world, including Sothebys, London. A painting by Svend Drews was sold at Sotheby's, London, on the 1st of April 1998 for $ 9,698.
Svend Drews was educated as a painter by his father, Kaj Drews (1884-1946), who was also a famous Danish artist. Svend travelled extensively, especially in Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. He also sailed extensively. His works are naturalistic, and his favored motifs are landscapes and marines. He strove to follow a traditional style.
Size: 26 inches x 36 inches (sight).
Condition: The painting is in Very Good Condition. The frame is in Good Condition.
Circa mid 1900s.
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