Eruption of Vesuvius by Dahl Johan Claussen. Great painting titled Eruption of Vesuvius, made by Dahl Johan Claussen.
About Dahl Johan Claussen Born the son of a fisherman in Bergen, Norway, Dahl's first training was as a decorative artist in his native city. A group of well-to-do citizens collected money which enabled him to travel to Copenhagen in 1811 to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. J.C. Dahl occupies a central position in Norwegian artistic life of the first half of the 19th century. His Romantic yet naturalistic interpretations of Norwegian scenery aroused interest in Norway on the European Continent, where Dahl himself was highly esteemed, particularly in Denmark and Germany.