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Vilhelm Kyhn

1819 Copenhagen – 1903 Frederiksberg

The painter and etcher, Vilhelm Kyhn, was one of the few artists of the Copenhagen School who lived long enough to experience and shape the artistic development of an entire century. After studying at the Copenhagen Academy he concentrated on landscape painting from around the mid-1840s, seeking and finding the motifs he needed during his journeys and summer sojourns on Bornholm, in Jutland and North Zealand. Endowed with a travel grant from the Copenhagen Academy, Kyhn travelled to Paris and Rome in 1850/51 to pursue his studies. He was represented at Academy exhibitions in Charlottenborg with astonishing regularity every year from 1843 to 1903.