Johannes Flintoe

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Johannes Flintoe. self-portrait

Johannes Flintoe (1787 – 27 January 1870) was a Danish painter who spent most of his career in Norway, both painting and teaching. He is known for landscapes and scenes from Scandinavian history.


Flintoe was born in Copenhagen in 1787. He apparenticed as a painter with his foster father Peder Faxøe from 1801 to 1805 and from 1802 to 1805 also attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts to become a scenic painter and decorative artist.

In 1811 he traveled to Norway and settled in Christiania where he taught at the School of Drawing (Norwegian Tegneskolen) in Christiania from 1819 to 1851. Flintoe represented the transition in Norwegian art from the early landscape paintings of the romantic era that came to flourish at the end of his career. He was a teacher for several of the leading national romantic artists including Johan Fredrik Eckersberg and Hans Gude.[1]


Flintoe later returned to Denmark and died in Copenhagen on 27 January 1870.[2] Flintoe is remembered for influencing the development of landscape painting in 19th century Norway at a time when interest in national romanticism was blossoming. He traveled widely in Norway himself, painting numerous landscapes and national costumes, all considered to be of high cultural importance.[3]



  1. ^ Haverkamp, Frode. Hans Fredrik Gude: From National Romanticism to Realism in Landscape (in Norwegian). trans. Joan Fuglesang. 
  2. ^ "Johannes Flintoe". Kunstindeks Danmark. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  3. ^ Nordic Landscape Painting in the Nineteenth Century by Torsten Gunnarsson, University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-300-07041-1.

Other sources[edit]

  • Noss, Aagot Johannes Flintoes draktakvarellar (Det Norske Samlaget. 1970) (in Norwegian)

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