Edele Christiane Margrethe Schreiber (1822-1898)

Self-portrait by Christiane Schreiber circa 1870

Edele Christiane Margrethe Schreiber (1822-1898) was a Norwegian painter, known primarily for her portraits. In 1852, she went to Copenhagen, Denmark and was apprenticed to Jørgen Roed. Later, together with Aasta Hansteen, she was one of the first female students admitted to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she studied with Adolph Tidemand from 1854 to 1855. While there, she met the Swedish painter, Sofie Ribbing, who became her life partner.