(1869 - 1915)
Jens Birkholm was active/lived in Denmark, Germany. Jens Birkholm is known for portrait, figure and landscape painting, drawing, social realism themes.
Biography Jens Birkholm
Jens Birkholm (11 November 1869, Faaborg – 11 September 1915, Faaborg) was a Danish genre painter; associated with the group known as the Funen Painters. His father was a Sailing Master. Several of his friends were aspiring artists, including Johannes Larsen and Peter Hansen.
Although his only formal training was an apprenticeship with an obscure local artist, he drew and painted together with them in his spare time and absorbed the influence of Kristian Zahrtmann, who was their teacher in Copenhagen.
He was a pacifist so, to avoid military service, he hired out as a travelling companion for visitors to Switzerland and Germany, where he also found work as a painter. While in Germany, he came in contact with the Social D
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