Famous Danish Artists & Painters

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 1 Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Died: November 13, 1903

Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French painter best remembered for his contributions to Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. He is credited with establishing a group of 15 aspiring artists, for which he served as a pivotal figure. He was regarded as a father figure to several important painters, including Vincent Willem van Gogh.

 2 Gerda Wegener

Gerda Wegener
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: March 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammelev, Denmark
Died: July 28, 1940

 3 Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: November 19, 1770
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: March 24, 1844
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 4 Torben Ulrich

Torben Ulrich
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

 5 Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Duchy of Schleswig
Died: April 13, 1956

German-Danish painter, watercolourist and printmaker Emil Nolde is counted among the first Expressionists and oil painting and watercolour painters of the early 20th-century who explored colour. He was a Die Brücke member and is noted for his expressive choice of colours, his brushwork, and his violent religious works. Notable works of Nolde include Lesende junge Frau and Blumen und Wolken.

 6 Lars Andersen

Lars Andersen
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denmark

 7 Vilhelm Hammershøi

Vilhelm Hammershøi
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 13, 1916
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 8 Carl Bloch

Carl Bloch
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 22, 1890

 9 Peder Severin Krøyer

Peder Severin Krøyer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 23, 1851
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
Died: November 21, 1909

 10 Asger Jorn

Asger Jorn
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Writer
Birthdate: March 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vejrum
Died: May 1, 1973

 11 Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 2, 1783
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aabenraa Municipality Blåkrog, Denmark
Died: July 22, 1853

 12 Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 18, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skagen, Denmark
Died: April 15, 1935

Anna Ancher was a Danish artist whose paintings depicted the everyday lives of fishermen, children, and women. Widely regarded as one of the greatest visual artists of Denmark, Anna Ancher was honored with several awards, such as the Ingenio et Arti medal and Tagea Brandt Rejselegat. She was also depicted on the DKK1000 banknote.

 13 Peder Mørk Mønsted

Peder Mørk Mønsted
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 10, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grenaa, Denmark
Died: June 21, 1941

 14 Michael Ancher

Michael Ancher
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 9, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bornholm
Died: September 19, 1927

 15 Danh Vo

Danh Vo
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Ba Ria, Vietnam

 16 H. A. Brendekilde

H. A. Brendekilde
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 7, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
Died: March 30, 1942

 17 Nicolai Abildgaard

Nicolai Abildgaard
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 11, 1743
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: June 4, 1809

 18 William Heinesen

William Heinesen
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 15, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Died: March 12, 1991

 19 Holger Drachmann

Holger Drachmann
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 9, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 14, 1908

 20 Asmus Jacob Carstens

Asmus Jacob Carstens
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 10, 1754
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schleswig, Germany
Died: May 25, 1798

 21 Caius Gabriel Cibber

Caius Gabriel Cibber
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1630 AD
Birthplace: Flensburg, Germany
Died: 1700 AD

 22 Carl-Henning Pedersen

Carl-Henning Pedersen
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 23, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 20, 2007

 23 Richard Mortensen

Richard Mortensen
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 6, 1993

 24 Pia Arke

Pia Arke
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Famous As: Remembered for her self-portraits and landscape photographs of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
Birthdate: September 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Died: April 30, 2007

 25 Harald Moltke

Harald Moltke
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Famous As: Painter, Explorer
Birthdate: December 14, 1871
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helsingør, Denmark
Died: June 24, 1960

 26 Signe Hansen

Signe Hansen
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Famous As: Digital Artist
Birthdate: April 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denmark

 27 Edith Grøn

Edith Grøn
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: February 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 15, 1990