Busch, Peter (1861-1942)

Busch, Peter (1861-1942)

Danish painter Peter Busch was primarily engaged in the business of decorative painting. However, he also produced a fine selection of oil landscapes. Travelling extensively across Europe and in America, the impact of impressionism on his work is clear.

Shifting sunlight tints landscapes in gentle pastels, and figures are restless shapes, content to blend in with their surroundings. Returning to Denmark, Busch’s later works retain this glorious use of colour to capture light, but also possess a sense of realism. Woodland scenes detail the beauteous nature of his home country.

Busch trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, although it is unclear as to whether he graduated. His father, Johan Frederik Busch (1825-1883), had a huge influence on his son’s career. Working as a teacher at the Academy, he surely shaped his son’s style and Busch would follow in his father’s footsteps as a decorative painter.


Born in Nöstved, Denmark.


Trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.


Exhibited at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.


Married Ane Marie Sørensdatter.


Died in Lellinge, Denmark.

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