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Famous Artists from Denmark

List of the most popular artists from Denmark, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Danish artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Danish artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List features William Heinesen, Per Kirkeby and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Denmark?" and "Who are the most well-known Danish artists?"

For further information on these historic Danish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Danish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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  • Ólafur Elíasson
    The Weather Project, The aerial river series, Multiple grotto
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: Iceland, Denmark
    • Art Forms: Installation art
  • Viggo Mortensen
    Chatter box Eyes, Gulf Stream, Elendil
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: Denmark, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Camille Pissarro
    The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, The Hermitage at Pontoise
    • Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Impressionism, Neo-impressionism
    • Nationality: France, Denmark
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Per Kirkeby
    Flight to Egypt, Wald-Variation VI, Sitting model
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Asger Jorn
    Stalingrad, Schweizer Suite, Die Zwei Elemente
    • Birthplace: Jutland, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
    The Cloisters, San Lorenzo fuori le mura
    • Birthplace: Duchy of Schleswig
    • Associated periods or movements: Neoclassicism
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Arne Jacobsen
    Series 7 Chair (model 3107), Series 7 Chair (model 3107), Ant Chair
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
  • The Gomez-Brito Family
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark
  • Peder Severin Krøyer
    Hip, Hip, Hurrah!
    • Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
    • Nationality: Denmark
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Jacob Riis
    Home of an Italian Ragpicker, Jersey Street, Night in Gotham Court
    • Birthplace: Ribe, Denmark
    • Nationality: Denmark, United States of America
    • Art Forms: Photography
  • Triton and Nereid
    • Birthplace: France
    • Nationality: France, Denmark