Claus Friedrich BERGEN

Claus Friedrich BERGEN

This German artist was a regular visitor to Polperro from 1908 to 1913, producing numerous paintings of the fishing village which won him several awards. Bergen achieved great success, not only in his own country, but throughout Europe, and he became celebrated for his depictions of naval warfare during World War One.

During his time in Cornwall he fell in love with Polperro, focussing on harbour scenes and producing fine sketches of the local fishermen.


Painting, sketching

works and access

The Old Watch House; Homeward Bound with a Good Catch; Lansallos Street, Polperro;


Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume One - Pre-1920, Wilson Books