Richard Mortensen - Garches-Suresnes (detail), 1947

Richard Mortensen /   Richard Mortensen

Denmark 1910 - 1993


Richard Mortensen
Richard Mortensen
May 30, 2013
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

Influenced by Wassily Kandinsky and his works during college years, Richard Mortensen developed an abstract style for his paintings. Having received a number of awards during his lifetime, as well as Professorship at the Royal Danish Academy of Art, Mortensen was one of the renowned painters of the 20th century.

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