The Painter Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher was one of the Danish Skagen painters known for their use of light at Skagen the most northern part of Denmark. As a woman, you couldn’t expect an equal amount of fame as men would get. Anna Ancher was famous in her time in the late nineteen century. Since then only a few special exhibitions have been done for her. Our State Museum of Art in Copenhagen has one this spring and visitors are lining up to see it.

The themes of the exhibition are Light, Colours, Landscape, Simplicity and Religion.

The maid in the kitchen 1883-1886 by Anna Ancher

The maid in the kitchen 1883-1886 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Sewing fisher maid 1899 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Sewing fisher maid 1899 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Interior with a clematis 1913 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Interior with a clematis by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Interior with a young woman braiding her hair 1901 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Interior with a young woman braiding her hair 1901 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A mother and her child in a sunny room 1905 by Anna Ancher (1859- 1935)

A mother and her child in a sunny room 1905 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A mother is helping her daughters by Anna Ancher

A mother is helping her daughters by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Helga Ancher and Ane Moeller on the garden bench 1892 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Helga Ancher and Ane Moeller on the garden bench 1892 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

The Blue Room 1891 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

The Sun in The Blue Room 1891 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935) and my grandchild

A girl in the garden in the summer in Skagen 1914 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A girl in the garden in the summer in Skagen 1914 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Young girl among puppies 1910 by Anna Ancher ( 1859-1935)

Young girl among puppies 1910 by Anna Ancher ( 1859-1935)

A Fisherman is mending his net 1886 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A fisherman is mending his net 1886 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Evening Prayers 1888 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Evening Prayers 1888 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A small girl with a flower 1885 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A small girl with a flower 1885 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A young woman arranging flowers 1905 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A young woman arranging flowers 1905 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Children are making garlands in a field north of Skagen 1919 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Children are making garlands in a field north of Skagen 1919 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Oesterbyvej in Skagen 1915 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Oesterbyvej in Skagen 1915 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

farm labourers on a summer evening 1896 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

farm labourers on a summer evening 1896 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Before the royal visit 1908 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Before the royal visit 1908 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A newborn brother 1905 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

A newborn brother 1905 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Helga Ancher in the living room 1904 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

Helga Ancher in the living room 1904 by Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

 

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9 Comments »

  1. I am lucky that my daughter who studied “History of Art” at Monash University in Melbourne introduced me to Anna Archer and also her husband. My favourite is the Fisherman mending his nets.

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