RING, Laurits Andersen
(b. 1854, Ring, d. 1933, Sankt Jørgensbjerg)
Danish painter. The son of a poor smallholder, he first trained as a house painter. He studied at the Kongelige Akademi for de Skønne Kunster, Copenhagen, under Frederik Vermehren (1823-1910) from 1874 to 1877, and then under Johan Julius Exner (1825-1910) from 1884 to 1885. In 1885 he also trained at the Kunstnernes Studieskoler under Peter Severin Krøyer.
Ring's landscapes and genre pictures frequently deal with social themes. In 1889 he traveled via Hamburg to Paris where he was impressed by Millet and Raffaëlli. The clear composition of his pictures reveals his interest in Japanese art.