Vilhelm Hammershøi (Vilhelm Hammershøi)

Vilhelm Hammershøi

Painter. Considered one of the most distinctive painters of his era. His work is noted for its simple,  quiet subjects and subdued tones. During the late 20th century he was re-discovered internationally, and his paintings have obtained huge prices at auction houses in London and New York. In 2005 the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) made an hour-long TV programme, “Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershøi”, in which Palin tried to get close to the artist and his works.  (bio by: Erik Skytte)

Born

  • May, 15, 1864
  • Denmark

Died

  • February, 02, 1916
  • Denmark

Cemetery

  • Vestre Kirkegard
  • Hovedstaden
  • Denmark

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