Christian Asmussen was a versatile Danish artist who spent the early part of his career decorating the finest theatres in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria before returning to Denmark to hone his skills as a landscape painter.
During his formative years, he trained under Soren Lund and also at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich - later exhibiting across Europe including at the illustrious Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition. His works often carry a relaxed charm with loose brushwork and spacious compositions. He received a medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Den Frie Udstilling, Dyrehaven's Painters, Aalborg, Oslo, Zurich, Prague, Paris and Germany.
Born in Fåborg, Denmark to merchant Herman Asmussen and Anne Christiane Elise Ohlsen.
Studied under Soren Lund.
Worked as a theatre painter in Oldenborg, Denmark.
Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.
Worked as a decorative painter in Zurich and Lucerne.
Travelled to Copenhagen to work as a conservator.
Married to Anna Sørensen.
Studied under Niels Vinding Dorp (1862-1931).
Undertook various study trips to Germany.
Undertook a study trip to Norway.
Undertook study trips to Austria and Italy.
Awarded a bronze medal at the Olympics in Paris
Debuted at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition. He continued to exhibit annually, missing only two years.