Fritz Thaulow was a Norwegian artist who specialized in landscapes. As a young adult, he aspired to be a marine painter and even studied under the leadership of C.F. Sorensen. In 1870, he attended school at Copenhagen Academy of Art for two years while being tutored during the winters by one of Norway’s premier landscape painters. After finishing school, Thaulow went to Paris where he experienced city life and realized that it was not meant for him. Upon returning to Norway, he was considered a leader in their art community and brought back with him some of the new art forms he was exposed to. Around the time of his return, the French realist art form began being accepted in Norway which allowed him to paint the Norwegian scenery he had personal ties to in a new, impressionist way. One thing that Thaulow specialized in was painting reflections on flowing rivers. In November 1906, the artist died at the age of fifty-nine years old.