Hans Ole Brasen

Hans Ole Brasen (16 January 1849 – 24 February 1930) was a Danish painter. He won the Eckersberg Medal in 1894.

Hans Ole Brasen
Hans Ole Brasen 1872 by N.E. Sinding.jpg
Brasen photographed in 1872
Born(1849-01-16)16 January 1849
Died24 February 1930(1930-02-24) (aged 81)
Copenhagen, Denmark
EducationRoyal Danish Academy of Art
Known forPainting


HBrasen was born in Hillerød to a merchant father. His mother had painted some flower paintings as a young girl and this inspired him to take up painting. In 1863, he began an apprenticeship with master painter Ernst Schmiegelow, who supported his artistic talent and helped him get into the Art Academy. Brasen exhibited his works for the first time in 1871 and began to receive instructions from Eiler Rasmussen Eilersen with whom he travelled to Italy in 1876.

I'm 1879, he exhibited a large painting, Guard Hussars watering their horses, which won him the Academy's travel stipend. He set out for Northern Italy but made a stop in Tyrol (state) and spend the winter in Paris where he studied under Léon Bonnat. He then returned to Tyrol where he painted some of his must successful paintings. In 1885, with support from Det Ancherske Legat, Brassen went on a new journey to Italy.

Om 1886, he exhibited a portrait. He later spent several summers in the Sørup on the southeastern shores of Lake Esrom where he painted the washerwomen.[1]

He was a member of Akademirådet in 1896-1914 and of Charlottenborg's Exhibition Committee in 1908-11 and again in 1914-23.[2] Vrassen received the Eckersberg Medal in 1994.[3]

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  1. ^ "Overdådigt værk fortæller lokalhistorien om Esrum Sø" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "H.O. Brasen - stillinger og hverv" (in Danish). Kunstindeks Danmark. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ "H.O. Brasen" (in Danish). Gyldendal. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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