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Press Preview: First U.S.Exhibition of Paintings by Danish Artist Anna Ancher at NMWA

Feb 01 2013

PRESS PREVIEW for A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony. Join NMWA Associate Curator Virginia Treanor and the Danish Embassy for a breakfast reception, remarks and tour of the exhibition.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents the first exhibition in the U.S. to focus on Anna Ancher and the artist colony at Skagen, Denmark. A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony, features 41 paintings and oil sketches by Ancher and more than 20 by her fellow Skagen artists. The close-knit community of artists in Skagen, Ancher’s native town in northern Denmark’s remote Jutland peninsula, included Anna Ancher’s husband, Michael Ancher, and renowned artists P. S. Krøyer and Laurits Tuxen, among others. Anna Ancher created meditative interior scenes and landscapes, which were singled out by contemporary critics for their deft use of color, lively brushwork, and skilled depiction of northern Denmark’s crystalline light.

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