HENNINGSEN, Frants Peter Diderik
(b. 1851, København, d. 1908, København)

Biography

Danish painter and illustrator. After graduating from Borgerdyd School in Christianshavn, he attended Christian Vilhelm Nielsen's (1833-1910) drawing school and then the Danish Academy where he successfully completed his studies in 1875. From 1877 to 1878, he studied at Léon Bonnat's school in Paris. In 1878, he travelled to Spain together with Peder Severin Krøyer, Frans Schwartz (1850-1917) and Julius Lange (1817-1878). From 1874 he exhibited virtually every year at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition held at the Charlottenborg Palace. He was appointed as a professor at the Danish Academy in 1887.

Despite his studies under Bonnat, he remained a rather traditional, though diligent and careful artist, portraying everything from portraits, genre works, and landscapes to animal paintings and illustrations. His paintings depict unfortunate occurrences in the lives of middle-class people living in Copenhagen during difficult times.



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