Bente Scavenius

Bente Christina Brønnum Scavenius (born 12 December 1944, in Stockholm)[1] is a Danish art historian, art critic and author. She has taught at the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University, and has written more than 20 books.[2][3] She has also been a member of numerous public and private committees and boards of directors of cultural institutions in Denmark.[4]

Bente Scavenius (2017)

She is the daughter of land owner Carl Christian Brønnum Scavenius, who owned Klintholm Gods, and a relative of former Prime Minister Erik Scavenius. She is married to actor Joen Bille (of the noble Bille family), who is a son of Irene Ibsen Bille and a descendant of Henrik Ibsen, Sigurd Ibsen and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. She is the mother of actress Beate Bille.[2][5]

Scavenius has a mag.art. degree in history of art.[citation needed][when?]

Honours and awardsEdit

  • 2012 – Order of the Dannebrog[1]
  • 2004 – N. L. Høyen Medal[6]
  • 2003 – Ingeniør B Sunds kulturpris
  • 2002 – Ole Haslunds Hæderslegat
  • 1997 – Den Danske Publicistklubs jubilæumslegat
  • 1998 – Ørelæge Valdemar Klein og Hustru Læge Johanne Kleins Legat
  • 1995 – Møn-Prisen
  • 1994 – Denmark's candidate for Europe's Women's Prize[1]
  • 1992 – Rosenkjærprisen
  • 1991 – H.K.H. Prinsens Fond
  • 1984 – Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond

BibliographyEdit

BooksEdit

  • Scavenius, Bente (1983). Fremsyn, snæversyn: Dansk dagbladskuntkritik 1880-1901 [Foresight, narrow-mindedness: Danish daily newspaper criticism 1880-1901]. Borgen. ISBN 978-8741855257.
  • Scavenius, Bente (1989). At læse billeder [Reading pictures]. Borgen. ISBN 87-418-8495-7.
  • Scavenius, Bente (1991). Den Frie Udstilling i 100 år [The Free Exhibition for 100 years]. Borgen. ISBN 87-418-6082-9.
  • Scavenius, Bente (2004). Se på verdenskunst i Danmark [World art in Denmark] (2 ed.). Oslo, Norway: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. ISBN 87-02-02980-4.
  • Scavenius, Bente (1997). Fredensborg Slotshave [Fredensborg Castle Garden]. Oslo, Norway: Gyldendal. OCLC 39627758.
  • Scavenius, Bente (1994). Guldalderhistorier, 20 nærbilleder af perioden 1800-1850 [Golden Age Stories, 20 close-ups of the period 1800-1850]. Oslo, Norway: Gyldendal. ISBN 9788700190528.
  • Den lille billedkunst
  • Hammershøis København
  • Verdenskunst i Danmark
  • Danmarks dejligste haver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Bente Scavenius holder foredrag om kunst". sn.dk (in Danish). 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  2. ^ a b "Bente Scavenius fra Kunsten at blive snydt: Jeg er en travl bedstemor". BILLED-BLADET (in Danish). 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  3. ^ Washuus, Af Dorte (2014-07-11). "Man får meget tilbage, når man investerer sig selv". Kristeligt Dagblad (in Danish). Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  4. ^ "Bente Scavenius, Kunsthistoriker, kunstkritiker, forfatter". www.kvinfo.dk (in Danish). 2019-05-14. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  5. ^ "Mød Bente Scavenius, Beate Bille og Fernanda". Costume (in Danish). 2018-10-27. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  6. ^ "Akademiraadet | Motivering" [Reason for medal reception]. www.akademiraadet.dk. Retrieved 2019-05-14.