From Spitsbergen

Fiskevær i Finnmark


Franz Wilhelm Schiertz

Franz Wilhelm Schiertz was a German-Norwegian painter and architect, and a pupil of J. C. Dahl while in Dresden. He came to settle in Bergen, where he worked as an architect. Schiertz participated as an artist on the 1876-1878 Northern Sea Expedition in his later years. His Spitsbergen paintings bear resemblances to Dahl's style of painting, something which Schiertz had learned forty years earlier.

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