Introduction to the Skagen painters

In the last decades of the 19th century, Skagen became home to an art colony of primarily Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian painters including artists like Peder Severin Krøyer, Anna Ancher, Oscar Björck, Christian Krohg and Laurits Tuxen. The painters of this colony are known as the Skagen painters. They were drawn to the area for its natural scenery. Inspired by French Realism, the artists found their motifs on Skagen’s beaches, on the moors and in the cabins of the local fishermen, as well as in their own familiar environment. In 1908, Skagens Museum was established to preserve the artistic legacy of the painters in the place, which inspired the artworks.
This outdoor introduction in English introduces you to the members of the art colony known as the Skagen painters as well as an overview of themes in the museum’s collection. The introduction takes place in the area around Skagens Museum and lasts approximately 25 minutes.