ANCHER, Danish family of painters.

Michael Peter Ancher and his wife Anna Ancher, who were married in 1880, were at the centre of the artists' colony that emerged at Skagen in Jutland during the 1870s and 1880s. Their daughter Helga Ancher (1881-1964) was also active as a painter. In 1967 the family home in Skagen was opened as a museum.

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