Albert Kongsbak

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Albert Georg Kongsbak was a Danish artist. He was born February 20, 1877, and died October 21, 1958. He is most famous for his landscapes in the realist or naturalist style.[1][2] [3] He moved to Copenhagen when he was ten years old. He created drawings throughout his childhood. He trained as a painter and visual artist at the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen from 1895 to 1901.[3] At the Academy Kongsbak developed into a naturalist painter.[2]

Kongsbak painted landscapes, portraits, and interiors. He gained inspiration for his work during his travels abroad. From 1898 -1899 Kongsbak traveled in Germany and Switzerland, then in Italy in 1923-1924 and 1939.[3] He also worked in Paris in 1925.[2] His work was included in many of the Royal Charlottenborg exhibitions in Copenhagen from 1902 to 1959.[3] Kongsbak's most prominent works can be found such in museums as: Rudersdal Museer, Københavns Museum, Kunsten Museum of modern art Aalborg.[1]


  1. ^ a b Online version of Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon, from, retrieved Feb. 10, 2013, Complete artist background.
  2. ^ a b c "Albert Georg Kongsbak". Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Albert Kongsbak (1877-1958) Well-listed Danish artist". Obro Art. Obro Art Galleries. Retrieved December 27, 2013.

Further reading in Danish

  • Der dänische Maler Albert Kongsbak: 1877-1958
  • Albert Kongsbak

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