Henningsen, Frants (1850-1908)

Henningsen, Frants (1850-1908)

Frants Henningsen was an accomplished Danish painter of fine genre scenes, interiors and landscapes. He trained initially at Christian Vilhelm Nielsen's drawing school and later at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

His most iconic works depict events within the lives of Copenhagen’s middle-class citizens. And despite being exposed to the emerging modernist tastes of the French capital, he maintained a traditional style throughout his career. Underpinning his success is accomplished draughtsmanship coupled with a rich narrative.

Exhibited

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Artists' Association, Berlin, Art and Industry Exhibition.

Public Collections

Statens Museum for Kunst.

Timeline

1850

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Frants Christian Ludvig Henningsen, a grocer, and Hilda Christine Charlotte Schou.

Studied at Christian Vilhelm Nielsen's drawing school.

1870-1875

Studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

1875

Undertook a study trip to Germany.
Debuted at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition where he continued to exhibit until 1908 missing only six years.

1877-1878

Studied under Leon Bonnat in Paris.

1878

Undertook a study trip to Spain with Peder Severin Krøyer, Frans Schwartz and Julius Lange.

1880

Married Thora Vermehren in Copenhagen. The daughter of painter Johan Frederik Nicolai Vermehren and Thomasine Ludvigne Grüner.

1881

Undertook a study trip to Paris.

1882

Shown at the Artists' Association.

1890

Appointed a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

1892

Shown in Berlin.

1897

Shown at the Art and Industry Exhibition.

1908

Died in Copenhagen.

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