Marie Løkke

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Marie Løkke also Marie Loekke, Marie Mathiesen (January 9, 1877 - February 29, 1948) was a Norwegian born artist. She is most associated with her impressionist landscapes in oil.[1]


Marie Løkke was born in Christiana, now Oslo, Norway. After studying art in Norway and in Dresden, Germany (1900–1901), she came to the United States in 1902. In America, she studied with Charles W. Hawthorne at his Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, MA. She divided her artistic career between the United States and Europe throughout her life.[2]

She exhibited principally in Chicago, Illinois, winning prizes on several occasions. Her work was featured at both the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Chicago Norske Klub. She return to painting in Norway (1917–1919). She painted in France and Belgium) (1919–1922). She painted again in Norway (1922–1926).[3]

Her work were exhibited at both the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, CA and at the Norse-American Centennial Art Exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair in Minneapolis, MN in 1925.[4]


Other sources[edit]

  • Nelson, Marion (1993) Norwegian-American Painting in the Context of the Immigrant Community and American Art (Northfield, MN: The Norwegian-American Historical Association)
  • Haugan, Reidar Rye (1933) Prominent Artists and Exhibits of Their Work in Chicago (Chicago Norske Klub. Nordmanns-Forbundet, 24: 371—374, Volume 7)

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