Anna Ancher

Sun. Light. Skagen.
from 6 March 2022


In Denmark Anna Ancher (1859−1935) is one of the best known and most popular artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a member of the Skagen artists’ colony, she played a key role in the development of realistic and impressionistic tendencies in Scandinavian painting from the period around 1900. As the only artist born in Skagen, her work was distinguished by its particularly innovative handling of light and colour.


In 2020 and 2021 Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) in Copenhagen and the Art Museums of Skagen as well as Norway’s Lillehammer Kunstmuseum presented the most extensive solo exhibition of the painter’s work to date. The MKdW is building on this travelling exhibition with around 80 oil paintings and oil sketches.


Karin Prien, Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Education, Science and Culture, and Susanne Hyldelund, the Kingdom of Denmark’s Ambassador to Germany, have served as the exhibition’s patrons.


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