Born: Copenhagen, 1866
Died: Copenhagen, 1925
Artist: Hakon Bjarke Thorsen (1866-1925)
- Born January 18 1866 in Copenhagen DK, son of Thor Niels Brock Thorsen and Elise Marie Theodora Henriette Grimm. He died October 13th 1925.
- 1882-1887 - E. Schmiegelow School
- 1888-1894 - Royal Danish Academy of Art
- 1895-1896 - KBH Model School
- 1892, 1895-1908, 1911, 1909 - Charlottenborg Palace Spring Exhibitions, DK
Awards & Positions:
- 1896, 1908 - Raben-Levetzau Medal
- 1897, 1899 - Bielke Medals
- 1901, 1904 - KBH Royal Academy Medals
- 1896-1925 - Teacher/Professor at Copenhagen Technical Art School
Hakon Thorsen is known for a series of meticulously executed portraits, landscapes, interiors, and genre paintings, done in the true academic style of naturalism.
He was very influenced by Vermehren early on in his career as an artist. In his later years, he focused mostly on his teaching, and made very few other paintings.
Today Thorsen’s paintings adorn the halls of many European and Scandinavian cathedrals, museums, and castles.