August Haerning attended the school of S. Vermehren and was
educated at the Royal Art Academy in 1899. He worked and traveled in
Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia during the late 19th century and took
study tours to German during the 1920s.
Haerning worked as an art
teacher from 1902-1942 and was a member of the artists union of November
18th. He received the prestigious Royal Academy medallion in 1903 as
well as as the Raben-Leveetzau prize in 1900 and 1902.
at the Royal Charlottenborg exhibition in 1898 and exhibited there until