Meyer, Carl Vilhelm (1870-1938)

Meyer, Carl Vilhelm (1870-1938)

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’.

1870

Born in Aalborg to Christian Lassen Meyer, a shoemaker, and Jacobine Cathrine Helene Lassen.

1890

Admitted to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. Studied under Frants Henningsen. Also studied under Frederick Vermehren and Otto Bache.

1893

Married Maren Sophie Albertine Madsen (1864-1935) in Copenhagen.

1898-1939

Exhibited regularly at Charlottenburg, winning medals in 1909 and 1911.

1909

Exhibited in Munich.

1910-1937

Worked as a drawing teacher at the Technical School, Copenhagen.

1911

The Artist’s Daughters.

Carl Vilhelm Meyer

1918

Interior scene with older woman.

Carl Vilhelm Meyer

The Man At The Bench Study

Carl Vilhelm Meyer

1927

Travelled to Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice Verona, Siena), Switzerland and Paris.

1933

Exhibited at Nordjysk Kunststævne, Aalborg.

1938

Died in Solbjerg.

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