Karl Johan Wilhelm Madsen
(1855 - 1938)
Karl Johan Wilhelm Madsen was active/lived in Denmark. Karl Madsen is known for tonalist landscape, portrait and still life painting.
Biography Karl Johan Wilhelm Madsen
Carl Johan Wilhelm Madsen, commonly known as Karl Madsen, (1855-1938) was a Danish painter and art historian who after close connections with the Skagen Painters* joined the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts* where he was museum director from 1911-1925. Born in Copenhagen on 22 March 1855, Madsen was the son of painters Andreas Peter Madsen and Sophie Thorsøe Madsen. He completed his schooling at Sorø Academy before attending C.V. Nielsen's art school in 1871. From 1872-1876, he studied at the Royal Danish Academy.
Madsen was greatly influenced in the early 1870s by the radical new departure in Danish culture, led by Georg Brandes, whose lectures at Copenhagen University he followed, and Holger Drachmann, who published his strong vie
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