In this section of the website you will find short biographies of some of the Danish painters and sculptors considered to be the most important to the history of Danish visual arts.
Asger Jorn is co-founder of the Cobra group and one of the most important Danish artists of the post-war period.
Thorvaldsen spent most of his active life in Rome. He became internationally known as the greatest sculptor of neo-classicism alongside Antonio Canova.
Bjørn Nørgaard is one of the most prominent Danish visual artists, with an extensive oeuvre, ranging from actions and happenings through film to sculpture and textile art.
Inspired by national romantic tendencies of his time, Christen Købke painted the finest landscapes and portraits of the Danish Golden Age.
C.W. Eckersberg became known as the "father of Danish painting" and was of crucial importance to the generation of Golden Age painters in Denmark.
Nicolai Abildgaard was a painter and architect and a leading figure in Danish neo-classicism and early Romanticism.
A true master of the weather, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has achieved great success worldwide.
Per Kirkeby is the contemporary Danish artist to have made the greatest impression abroad. He works in painting, graphic art and sculpture.
Robert Jacobsen was a self-taught sculptor and graphic artist. His non-figurative sculptures are a kind of spatial drawing, characterised by simplicity and rhythmical elegance.
Light and air are of central importance in Hammershøi's paintings, which has its' very own expression.