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Anna Ancher [née Brøndum]

Born: Skagen, 18 August 1859
Died: Skagen, 15 April 1935
Nationality: Danish

daughter of Erik and Ane Brøndum, owners of the only hotel in Skagen, the center of cultural life there


Wilhelm Kyhns's Drawing School (1875-78, Copenhagen). Women were excluded from the Copenhagen Academy until 1888; with Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1888, Paris)



1880 – exhibits at the Charlottenlund Spring Exhibition (Copenhagen); marries artist Michael Ancher

1883 - only daughter, Helga, born

1880s – with husband, Michael Ancher, and Peder Severin Krøyer forms  nucleus of Skagan artists' colony

1889 - exhibits at Exposition universelle (Paris)

1893 - exhibits at World's Columbian Exhibition (Chicago)

1896 - exhibits at Millenial Exhibition (Budapest)

1904 – member of the Kunstakademieets Plenarforsamling (the Plenary Assembly of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts)


frequent travels, including Germany & Austria (1882); Holland, Belgium, Paris (1885 and 1888)

Important Artworks: 

Blind Woman in her Room, 1883 (Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen)

Sunlight in the Blue Room, 1891 (Skagens Museum)

Grief, 1901 (Skagens Museum)


Web Resources

Skagen Museum: Anna Ancher