Michael Ancher and the Women of Skagen

Exhibition Overview

Michael Ancher: 'Maren Sofie Olsen from Skagen with a Red Scarf', 1884. Art Museums of Skagen

The Skagen painter Michael Ancher is a prominent figure within Danish art history. He is particularly well known for his depiction of the fishermen’s harsh lives and the ferocity of the sea, but he also had a keen eye for the women around him: the fishermen’s wives, the young girls, the matriarch of his in-laws, Ane Hedvig Brøndum, and, very importantly, his wife Anna.

The exhibition is created in co-operation with the Art Museums of Skagen and Ribe Kunstmuseum, showing key masterpieces from the three museum’s collections. It will be accompanied by a major catalogue featuring articles by the exhibition curators and specialists within the field.

(Photo: Courtesy of Hirschsprung Collection)

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