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.
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Artists' Association, Berlin, Art and Industry Exhibition.
Statens Museum for Kunst.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Frants Christian Ludvig Henningsen, a grocer, and Hilda Christine Charlotte Schou.
Studied at Christian Vilhelm Nielsen's drawing school.
Studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Undertook a study trip to Germany.
Debuted at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition where he continued to exhibit until 1908 missing only six years.
Studied under Leon Bonnat in Paris.
Undertook a study trip to Spain with Peder Severin Krøyer, Frans Schwartz and Julius Lange.
Married Thora Vermehren in Copenhagen. The daughter of painter Johan Frederik Nicolai Vermehren and Thomasine Ludvigne Grüner.
Undertook a study trip to Paris.
Shown at the Artists' Association.
Appointed a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Shown in Berlin.
Shown at the Art and Industry Exhibition.
Died in Copenhagen.