Artist: Brita Barnekow (1868-1936)
- Born January 4th 1868 in Copenhagen, daughter of composer/professor Christian Barnekow and Laura Edeline Johanne.
- Died August 25th 1936.
- 1883-85 - Student of Vilhelmine Bang
- 1885-87 - Student of the renowned Frants Henningsen
- 1889-93 - Attended the Women’s Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen.
- 1904-05 - Attended the prestigious Academie De La Grande Chaumière, Paris
Travels & Stays:
- 1887-88, 97-98, 1900-01, 1908-10, 1922-23 - Italy
- 1903, 04, 05, 08 - Paris
- 1912 - London
- 1892-1921, 27 - Spring Exhibitions at the Charlottenborg Palace
- 1904-05, 1907-08, 1910 - KE Exhibit
- 1895 - Women’s Exhibition in Copenhagen
- 1909 - National Exhibit in Arhus, DK
- 1914 - The Baltic Exhibit
- 1912 - Winkel & Magnussen Exhibit
- 1918 - The Free Exhibit in the National Museum of Art and History, DK
- 1920 - The Retrospective Women’s Exhibit in Copenhagen
- 1922 - “Physician’s Portraits” Exhibition in Copenhagen
- 1931-32 - Italien Art Exhibit in Copenhagen
- 1938 - “In Memory of…” Exhibit at Winkel & Magnussen
Brita Barnekow was one of Denmark’s most cherished female artists, mentored by some of the finest artists ever to come out of Denmark, such as Frants Henningsen.
Barnekow is primarily known for her prolific portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings. She was one of the early Danish artists to embrace the Impressionistic movement, presumably due to her education and time spent at the Chaumiere Academy in Paris.
Although Barnekow never fully dedicated her work to the Impressionist style, the influence of her dabbling with the Impressionistic techniques is evident in many of her pieces. Her mastery of light and color creates a brilliance that captures the mind and souls of her audience. Barnekow spent most her time painting in Italy and Denmark.