Peder Mork Mønstead was a Danish painter active in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
Looking through his work you will find lush, color saturated paintings of his native Denmark, where Mønstead studied at the Copenhagen Academy, as well as landscapes from lands where he traveled, including Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, North Africa and Italy.
His paintings ring with a crisp, vibrant naturalism, emphasized by passages of sharp detail and strong value contrasts. The detail doesn’t keep them from being painterly, and lively with the feeling of the artist’s hand.
His subjects ranged from shade darkened streams, dappled with sunlight, to snow covered Nordic fields and the warm sun of the Italian coast.
Overall Mønstead’s style is a wonderful blend of intense, almost impressionistic color with strong academic underpinnings.