Emil Axel Krause Biography

Emil Axel Krause




Painter and photographer Emil Axel Krause was born Friedrich Augustus Emil Krause in Biesdorf, Germany, in 1871. He was likely taught how to draw and paint from his father, artist Franz Emil Herman Krause (1936 - 1900), with whom he moved to Southport in Northern England around 1891, and later to Conway, North Wales. His mother was Angela Stock, whose father Johan was also an artist, and with the onset of World War I Emil began signing his works with the name Emil Albert Stock as anti-German sentiment was on the rise (though he would eventually revert back to his original name). He was known for his watercolors of the landscapes and architecture of North England, Wales, Scotland, and elsewhere.

He died in Southport in 1945 where he was buried in the Duke Street cemetery beside his mother and brother. His work is included in the collection of the Atkinson Art Gallery in Southport.

Note: another Emil Krause artist lived in Copenhagen (1866 - 1922) and is frequently credited with E.A. Krause's work, and vice versa. The Danish Krause was primarily known for his oil paintings.