BINDESBØLL, Michael Gottlieb
(b. 1800, Ledøje, d. 1856, Frederiksberg)

Biography

Danish architect. Most known for his design of Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen, he was a key figure in the stylistic shift in Danish architecture from late classicism to Historicism. For Bindesbøll, changing styles was the prelude to amusement and he juggled freely with older models.

He was the father of Thorvald Bindesbøll (1846-1908) who worked also as an architect but also designed furniture, textiles and ceramics.