Carl Vilhelm Meyer often painted everyday family scenes and many included his own daughters. He was also a conscientious artist that tended to depict the most downtrodden in society. He painted with empathy for those who had little and as such was often referred to as the ‘poor man’s painter’.
Born in Aalborg to Christian Lassen Meyer, a shoemaker, and Jacobine Cathrine Helene Lassen.
Admitted to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. Studied under Frants Henningsen. Also studied under Frederick Vermehren and Otto Bache.
Married Maren Sophie Albertine Madsen (1864-1935) in Copenhagen.
Exhibited regularly at Charlottenburg, winning medals in 1909 and 1911.
Exhibited in Munich.
Worked as a drawing teacher at the Technical School, Copenhagen.
The Artist’s Daughters.
Interior scene with older woman.
The Man At The Bench Study
Travelled to Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice Verona, Siena), Switzerland and Paris.
Exhibited at Nordjysk Kunststævne, Aalborg.
Died in Solbjerg.