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Category: Colonies

Faarborg

A complete art experience since 1915 Faaborg Museum is a Gesamtkunstwerk featuring painting, sculpture, architecture, and furniture design – and the overall interactive result is…

Szolnok

The beauty of the landscape surrounding Szolnok was first noticed by Austrian painter August von Pettenkoffen, who served as war correspondent during the War of…

Gödöllö

Throughout history, the town of Gödöllö was visited by many famous people and royals, such as Queen Elisabeth (Sisi), who wandered there finding spiritual refuge.…

Nida

The beautiful fishing village of Nida – which Germans named Nidden at the birth of the artists’ colony – is situated in the extraordinary landscape…

Önningeby

The Önningeby Artists’ Colony was founded in 1886 by the Finnish landscape painter Victor Westerholm, at the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. Önningeby attracted…

Zweeloo

How the first (German!) artist arrived and set up in the tiny town of Zweeloo, is unknown. Well-dressed gentleman Max Liebermann, from Berlin, stayed in…

Laren

After the success of the Oosterbeek colony, and with the industrialisation of cities like Rotterdam and Amsterdam, the artists drawn to landscape painting were looking…

Oosterbeek

Part of the Barbizon naturalist tradition, the small and picturesque village of Oosterbeek became home to one of the first Dutch artists’ colonies. Situated between…

Plasmolen

In the words of writer Jac P. Thijsse: “The Jansberg near Mook, with its immediate surroundings is, botanically, one of the richest landscapes in the…

Domburg

When Belgian artists Emile Claus, Camille van Camp and Euphrosine Beernaert spent a couple of summers at the isle of Walcheren, they made it the…

Tervuren

After the colony of Barbizon came to life in France, more European artists followed suit. The artists’ colony of Tervuren was founded in the woods…

Genck

Genck today is nothing like what it looked like at the start of one of Belgium’s most beloved artists’ colonies in 1840. Today, the city…

Barbizon

It’s a privilege to learn a craft at the art academy, but it’s not always the only way. Barbizon was created as an act of…

Schwalenberg

Impressionist artists flocked to Schwalenberg because of the harmony of the medieval town, surrounded by quiet hilly landscapes and invested with beautiful light. Painters from…

Kevelaer

As the largest Catholic pilgrimage town of north western Europe, Kevelaer attracts more than a million pilgrims a year. In the 19th century, artist Friedrich…

Ferch

Fishermen’s village Ferch is a tiny town on the southwestern end of Lake Schwielowsee, which kept its cute rural character into the late 20th century.…

Usedom

The artist’s colony of Usedom was founded a bit later than many of the colonies of the time, but was no less popular. Nearly 30…

Hiddensee

Together with Ahrenshoop and Schwaan, Hiddensee counts as one of the North German artists‘ colonies. On a small and intimate island like this, wide blue…

Ahrenshoop

Whether it’s sculptures, literature, film, music, theatre or paintings you’re looking for, Ahrenshoop will always be inviting. Right near the wild edges and cliffs of…

Schwaan

As quite the old town with roots in slavic culture and a good position between rivers Warnow and Beke, Schwaan was set to be a…

Dangast

Imagine taking your pencils, your brushes and your easel and setting up your studio near the beach for the summer. To the painters of “Die…

Nunspeet

At the end of the 19th century, a colony of artists arose in the northern Veluwe, increasing the popularity of the area as a tourist…

Grötzingen

Who lived & worked here?Friedrich Kallmorgen, Margarethe Hormuth-Kallmorgen, Gustav Kampmann, Otto Fikentscher, Karl Biese, Franz Hein, Jenny Fikentscher, Franz and Susanne Dewald, Helmut Lingg, Waltraud…

Katwijk

Katwijk being the home of painter Bernard Blommers, the artists’ colony became truly bustling with artistic life in the 1880s, when more artists settled down…

Dötlingen

What a wonderful and incredibly beautiful setting, the countryside outside of Bremen. Dötlingen is influenced by the river Hunte and is home to a thousand…

Dachau

We know Dachau for its dark past as the host of Bavaria’s first concentration camp during World War 2. That’s not Dachau’s only story; the…

Worpswede

Fascinated by the beauty of the sky and the landscape of the Teufelsmoor, young painters started to settle in the artist’s colony of Worpswede. What…