Mads Stage

Mads Stage (6 July 1922 – 28 May 2004)was a Danish artist born in Østerbro, Copenhagen.

Mads Stage
Born(1922-07-06)July 6, 1922
DiedMay 28, 2004(2004-05-28) (aged 81)
Bisserup, Denmark
Burial placeHolsteinborg Church
EducationRoyal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Stage is recognised as an esteemed illustrator and artist around the world. He is most well known for his idyllic paintings, but has also designed and illustrated postcards, posters, stamps, books, and porcelain, among other textiles.


Stage was a student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts from 1941 until 1947. While there, he studied under Erik Clemmensen, the professor of painting, and Aksel Jørgensen.[1]

Stage specialized in illustrating city scenes and landscapes, and found inspiration for many of his drawings in the beautiful scenery around his home in the Danish countryside. He produced a series of watercolors depicting Copenhagen, Stockholm, London, Scotland, Holland, Paris, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA. Many of his works have been produced as greeting and Christmas cards.

For many years, Mads Stage worked for the Danish medical industry and made a large number of scientific drawings. He has also illustrated a number books, including:

Personal lifeEdit

Mads Stage was born on July 6, 1922, in Østerbro, Denmark to Gora and Carl Stage. On July 9, 1949, he married Agnete Bundsgaard in Ribe.[2]

Stage died on May 28, 2004 at his home in Bisserup in southern Zealand.[3] He is buried at Holsteinborg Church, near Slagelse.[4]


  1. ^ "Mads Stage |". Den Store Danske (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  2. ^ Sørensen, Per. "Mads Stage". (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  3. ^ "Tegneren Mads Stage er død". (in Danish). 2004-05-28. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  4. ^ "Mads Stage". (in Danish). Retrieved 2020-07-01.