Artist: Johannes Boesen (1847-1916)
- Born August 5, 1847 in Copenhagen DK, son of Peter Joachim Boesen and Marie Christine Sophie Frederikke Boesen.
- Married October 10th 1883 in Fredensborg, DK, to Kunigunde Mathea Thalia Zoëga.
- †Died September 14th 1916 in Hellerup, Dk.
- Studied under Adjunkt Emmerik L. Hoeegh-Guldberg in Arhus, DK
- 1863-1871- Attended The Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen
- Studied under the famous P. C. Skovgaard
- 1897-80 - Studied in Germany, Austria and Italy
- 1886 - Studied in Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Switzerland
Travels & Stays:
- 1876 - The Island of Bornholm, DK
- 1879-80 - Germany, Italy and France
- 1886 - Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland
- 1868-92, 1894-1917 - Spring Exhibitions at The Charlottenborg Palace
- 1882 - National Artist Association Exhibit
- 1883, 88 - Nordic Art Exhibit in Copenhagen
- 1892 - Kleis Exhibit
- 1893 - The World Exhibit in Chicago
- 1901 - Town Hall National Exhibition
- 1909 - National Artist Exhibit
Awards & Acknowledgments:
- 1869 - Neuhausen’s Prize
- 1874 - Sodring’s Prize
- 1875 - Neuhausen’s Prize
- 1886 - Ministry of Culture & Art Medal
- 1894 - Year’s Medal (1st)
- 1916 - Sodring’s Medal “Lifetime Achievement”
Johannes Boesen is known for his romantic and atmospheric landscapes, depicting forests, lakes and trees, ranging between Realistic and Impressionistic styles of painting. His favored scenes were those of spring and summer landscapes from around Denmark.
Continuing in the tradition of his mentors, his works often reflect the serene and atmospheric compositions like those of Vilhelm Kyhn and Godfred Christensen. Boesen was truly one of the last great Realist/Impressionist painters.