Karl Hansen Reistrup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Karl Hansen Reistrup painted by Ingeborg Seidelin (1908)
Hansen Reistrup's tiled frieze at Ny Carlsberg Glypotek (1906)

Frederik Karl Kristian Hansen Reistrup (22 April 1863 – 18 March 1929) was a Danish sculptor, illustrator and ceramist. He is remembered in particular for the ceramics he produced for Herman A. Kähler's pottery factory in Næstved.[1]

Early life

Born in Copenhagen, he studied ceramics under C. Albert, attended the Technical School in Copenhagen in preparation for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1881–82). He also attended the Académie Julian in Paris under Henri Chapu from 1885.[2]


After apprenticeships at the Kongelige Porcelainsfabrik and at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, he joined Herman Kähler at his ceramics factory in Næstved in 1888 where he became artistic director.[1] He produced many successful designs, especially for vases and jugs, often finished in the ruby lustre glaze known as Kähler red.[3] He also decorated a number of buildings, producing friezes for the Aarhus Theatre (1900), Marselisborg (1902) and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (1902).[1]

As a painter, from around 1910 he created patriotic scenes of horses and battles from the wars of the First and Second Schleswig Wars (Rytterfægtningen ved Vorbasse, Affæren ved Høien kro), also working as an illustrator in the same sphere. He also illustrated the works of Bernhard Severin Ingemann.[1]

Although Hansen Reistrup is not considered to be an outstanding figure in Danish art, he is nevertheless remembered for his important contribution to ceramics.[1]

Hansen Reistrup's son, Urban Hansen-Reistrup (1893–1973) was an architect who was mainly active in Næstved.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "K. Hansen Reistrup" (in Danish). Dansk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. ^ Elisabeth Kofod-Hansen. "K. Hansen Reistrup" (in Danish). Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ Tove Jespersen. "Danish Ceramics VII - The Turn of the Century". Ceramics Today. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Tema: Bio's åbning i 1951" (in Danish). Næstveds Biografer. Retrieved 26 October 2014.


  • Anderson, Robert; Mitchell, Edna (15 December 2010). From Folk Art to Modern Design in Ceramics: Ethnographic Adventures in Denmark and Mexico 1975-1978 Updated 2010. iUniverse. pp. 138–. ISBN 978-1-4502-6743-4.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Karl_Hansen_Reistrup&oldid=842656347"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Hansen_Reistrup
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Karl Hansen Reistrup"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA