Ancher’s Artist Home in Skagen

Anna and Michael Ancher was a couple who both painted in the late nineteenth and early twenties century. The light and the surrounding water in Skagen had drawn many painters to Skagen in the summertime.

You can recognise the rooms in some of Anna Ancher’s paintings shown in other museums in Denmark. Thirty years after Anna’s death the house became a museum with everything that characterised their home.

The Anchers were the one couple who lived permanently in Skagen. The famous picture “Hip, Hip Hurra” by P.S. Krøyer was painted in their garden and shown on the lawn to the left of the entrance door. This post is about their house and their taste in the interior style. They were more well off than most artists of their time as they understood how to get the correct pricing for their works.

Kitchen and Bathroom

You can recognise the rooms in some of Anna Ancher’s paintings shown in other museums in Denmark. Thirty years after Anna’s death the house became a museum with everything that characterised their home.

I admire artists who were able to combine their art with a creative beautiful home.
Michael gave Anna room for her painting and today she is even more cherished for her use of light and colour.

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