Tupsy Clement

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Martha Caroline "Tupsy" Clement, née Jebe, (1871–1959) was a Norwegian painter, the wife of Danish painter G.F. Clement. Her most notable landscapes were painted in Skagen where she spent her summers with her husband from 1908 to 1920.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Trondheim, Clement was the daughter of Major Hakon Jebe and Hedvig Klingenberg. She studied under Hans Heyerdal in Oslo (1896) and under Eugen Roth in Munich (1898–99) before she continued her studies in Paris. She completed her education in Italy in 1905. [1]

Biography[edit]

Tupsy Clement had a broad artistic background before she met the Danish painter G.F. Clement. The couple married in Rome in 1902 and thereafter settled in Denmark. In addition to portraits, Tupsy painted flowers, exteriors and landscapes.

Among her best paintings were those she completed in Skagen where she spent her summers with her husband every year from 1908 to 1920, often in the company of Laurits Tuxen and Viggo Johansen. Her painting Two girls playing at Skagen Beach was once owned by King Christian X who spent his summers at Klitgaarden in Skagen.[2] Many of her works show her husband's influence but her depiction of sunlight in her landscapes also appears to inspired by Theodor Philipsen.[1] From 1920, the couple spent most of their summers in Italy.[3] G.F. Clement died in 1933 and Tupsy in 1959. They had no children.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vera Rasmussen, "Tupsy Clement", Kunstindekx Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon. (Danish) Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ "1339/25: Martha Caroline (Tupsy) Clement: Two girls playing at Skagen Beach. Signed. 50 x 66 cm. Earlier in Christian X's ownership, Klitgaarden", Bruun Rasmussen. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  3. ^ "G.F. Clement", Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. (Danish) Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  4. ^ Vera Rasmussen, "G.F. Clement", Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon. (Danish) Retrieved 28 October 2013.

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