Rasmus Andersen

Rasmus Morten Andersen (25 September 1861 – 28 February 1930) was a Danish sculptor. He is mainly known for his naturalistic portraits.[1]

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Rasmus Morten Andersen (c. 1900)
Rasmus Morten Andersen

(1861-09-25)25 September 1861
Ørting, Denmark
Died28 February 1930(1930-02-28) (aged 68)
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Known forSculpture
Notable work
  • Enrico Dalgas, 1900
  • C. F. Tietgen, 1905
AwardsEckersberg Medal (1900)
Order of the Dannebrog (1917) Danish Medal of Merit (1918)

Early life and educationEdit

Rasmus Andersen was born at Ørting, near Horsens, the son of Niels Andersen and Johanne Mortensdatter Andersen. He trained as a wood carver.[2] He attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1877 to 1884 and trained to become a sculptor at Wilhelm Bissen's studio.


Andersen had his debut at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1992. He won the Academy's small gold medal for the relief Eumaios in 1884. He participated in the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 as well as a number of major Danish exhibitions. Throughout his career, he specialized in portraits, both in the form of statues, busts and medallions. His statue of Enrico Dalgas was awarded the Eckersberg Medal in 1900 and a bronze cast of it was erected in Aarhus in 1901.

Andersen worked as a conservator at the Art Academy's cast collection until 1905 and at Thorvaldsens Museum from 1893 until his death.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Andersen married Karen Sofie Nielsen (1863–1929). The couple had three daughters: Gerda Andersen; Valborg Andersen and Karen Margrethe Andersen. He died at Frederiksberg and was buried in Solbjerg Park Cemetery.[4]

Selected worksEdit

Works include:[5]


Carl Tietgen statue
Sankt Annæ Plads, Copenhagen


  • Hans Krüger (1884, Ribe)
  • Th. Stein (1890, bronze for Frederiksborg Museum, marble 1903 for Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)
  • H.A. Brendekilde (plaster 1901, Fyns Kunstmus.)
  • Frederik VIII (marble 1908, Frederiksborg Museum)
  • Wilhelm Wiehe (marble 1924, Royal Danish Theatre, original model in Teatermus.)
  • Christian X (DFDS.)
  • C.T. Barfoed (Landbohøjsk.)
  • H.V. Stockfleth (Landbohøjsk.)
  • E. Rostrup (Landbohøjsk)
  • T. Westermann (Landbohøjsk)
  • Otto Vaupell (Kolding Slotsbanke)
  • W. Johannsen (Botanisk Lab.)
  • Chr. Berg (Bogø)
  • Ludvig Schrøder


  1. ^ "Rasmus Andersen". Den Store Danske. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Rasmus M. Andersen". Kolding Kommune. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  3. ^ "Rasmus Andersen - Stillinger og hverv" (in Danish). Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  4. ^ "Rasmus Andersen" (in Danish). gravsted.dk. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Rasmus Andersen - værker" (in Danish). Kunstindeks Danmark. Retrieved 2012-05-22.

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