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Anna Ancher (1859-1935) Danish Impressionist Artist

Oil Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherYoung Girl in a Garden with Orange Umbrella

Oil Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherYoung Woman Playing a Guitar Before a Piano

Anna Ancher occupies a special place in Danish art. She was the only accomplished woman painter and native Skagener in the influential colony of artists that flourished in Skagen, Denmark's peninsula, during the 1880s and early 1890s. As a summer desination, Skagen attracted artists from all over Scandinavia who came to practise the radical new French figure and plein-air painting in the brilliant northern light and to exchange ideas from their foreign travels. The core of the colony was formed by Anna, her husband Michael Ancher and P.S.Kroyer.

Landscape Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherPear Tree in Front Yard

Ancher was at the centre of this mythology, the pivot around which the drama of the artists' lives was wound, who amanged to find time to paint in between her duties as wife, hostess, mother and daughter. Anna observed from nature and absorbed from her male colleagues Anna what she needed in order to find her own expressive voice. Her artistic independence was remarkable., and all the more remarkable is the modernity of her idiom, with its reduced, abstracting forms and bold expressive colours, singling her out as one of the most innovative painters of her generation, exceeding most of her male colleagues, including her husband.

Oil Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherInterior with Poppies and Reading woman (Lizzy Hohlenberg), 1905



Her achievements and contribution to the modern breakthrough in Danish art were recognised during her lifetime. In Paris she was awarded medals for her entries in the Expositions Universelles of 1889 and 1900, when she was one of only two danish painters to be mentioned favourably by the french critics. she won medals at other international exhibitions and in Denmark. She was awarded membership of the Academy Plemun Assembly and in 1913 she received the Ingenio et Arti medal from the Danish king.

Landscape Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherMoon Evening. Lighthouse



Oil Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherLunch in the Garden

Landscape Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna Ancher

Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherYoung Girl in front of Mirror

Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherLittle Brother

Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherYoung Girl Before a Lit Lamp

Painting by Danish Impressionist Artist Anna AncherAnna Ancher and Michael Ancher Looking at the Day's Work

Landscape Paintings by Anna Ancher Danish Impressionist ArtistCornfield at Harvest

Paintings by Anna Ancher Danish Impressionist ArtistInterior with Three People

Paintings by Anna Ancher Danish Impressionist ArtistSewing Lesson

Paintings by Anna Ancher Danish Impressionist ArtistHouse

Paintings by Anna Ancher Danish Impressionist Artista Sewing Fisherman's Wife

Paintings by Anna Ancher Danish Impressionist ArtistA Family from Skagen

Paintings by Anna Ancher Danish Impressionist ArtistSelf Portrait

Impressionist Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistMission Meeting at Fyrbakken in Skagen, 1903

Impressionist Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistAne Hedvig Broendum Sitting at the Table

Impressionist Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistGirl in the Kitchen

Impressionist Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistEvening Prayer

Impressionist Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistIn the Flower Garden, Skagen

Impressionist Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistTwo Old People Plucking Gulls

Impressionist Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistLittle Girl with a Cod

Portrait Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistVilhelm Kyhn

Impressionist Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistEvening Session at the Fence

Interior Painting by Anna Ancher Danish ArtistBlue Clematis in the Artist's Studio


1 comment:

  1. taylorsd40@hotmail.comSeptember 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    I have a painting of two women walking on a wide beach... I don't know who painted it.. but it looks very much lika an Anna Ancher.. but I do not see it here.

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