Danish painter, Edvard Petersen was a true Academy man who is primarily known for light-filled rural views and keen observations of daily life. Towards the end of his career, he achieved various accolades via the Royal Academy including the title of Professor in 1894.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Zacharias Petersen and Emilie Sofie nee Thorsen.
Began studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Produced numerous romantic landscapes influenced by the teachings of Vilhelm Kyhn (1819-1903).
Awarded the Neuhausen Prize for ‘Mose med Ellekrat’.
Forest View, Fussingø, Jutland. From our collection.
Awarded an Academy Scholarship for travel abroad.
Travelled to Italy and France with Theodor Philipsen.
The Square in Front of the Capuciner Monastery
A Fountain in the Park of Villa Borghese, Rome
A Scene from Ponte Nomentano, Rome
In the Garden
The Commons in Copenhagen on a Sunday Afternoon
Emigrants at Larsens Square for which he received the gold medal
Received Academy gold medal for ’Playing Children Under a Slope’.
A Summer Evening Outside the Farm
Received the title of ‘Professor’.
Elected a member of the Academy.
The American steamer at Larsen Plads
Evening Landscape With Cattle
Interior from Thorvaldsen's Museum
At the Capuchin Monastery in Rome
Died, Copenhagen, Denmark.