Anna Ancher (1859-1935) was a Danish artist associated with the Skagen Painters. Her artistic talent became obvious at an early age, and she grew acquainted with pictorial art via the many artists who settled to paint in Skagen. She was considered to be one of the great Danish pictorial artists by virtue of her abilities as a character painter and colourist. Her art found its expression in Nordic art's modern breakthrough towards a more truthful depiction of reality. Ancher preferred to paint interiors and simple themes from the everyday lives of the Skagen people. She was intensely preoccupied with exploring light and colour.
From the late 1870s and until the turn of the century, Skagen was an international meeting place for young artists. They were all inspired by naturalism and the plein air painting and sought new locations and scenes. The artists’ favourite subjects were the fishermen working on the beaches, the small fishermen’s cottages, the landscape and the artists’ social life. Even in their own time, the Skagen painters achieved international fame at major exhibitions abroad.
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