Ludvig Oskar (1874–1951)

1. Koitjärve Moor with Pine Grove. Undated. 1918. Oil on Plywood. Art Museum of Estonia.

1. Koitjärve Moor with Pine Grove. Undated. 1918. Oil on Plywood. Art Museum of Estonia.

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2. Koitjärve Landscape. Undated. Oil on canvas. Art Museum of Estonia.

2. Koitjärve Landscape. Undated. Oil on canvas. Art Museum of Estonia.

Ludvig Oskar was an Estonian painter, born in the small village of Kuusalu. Oskar did not begin his artistic training until 1903, when he enrolled in the studio school of Ants Laikmaa, one of Estonia’s most influential artists. After completing is studies, Oskar began teaching at a secondary school in Tallinn.

3. Koitjärve Landscape. Undated. Oil on canvas. Art Museum of Estonia.

3. Koitjärve Landscape. Undated. Oil on canvas. Art Museum of Estonia.

Oskar is best known for his traditional landscapes of Koitjärve, painted with muted palettes. Oskar often painted on-site, giving his work a realistic sense of light. His brushwork was relatively loose and impressionistic.

4. Meadow. Undated. Oil on canvas. Art Museum of Estonia.

4. Meadow. Undated. Oil on canvas. Art Museum of Estonia.

Today many of Oskar’s paintings are in the collection of the Art Museum of Estonia.

5. Evening Landscape. Undated. Oil on canvas. Art Museum of Estonia.

5. Evening Landscape. Undated. Oil on canvas. Art Museum of Estonia.

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