(1853 - 1927)
Laurits Regner Tuxen was active/lived in California / Denmark. Laurits Tuxen is known for realist portrait, genre and sea-landscape painting, sculpture.
The artist's self-portrait
Biography Laurits Tuxen
Laurits Tuxen was a Danish painter and sculptor, specializing in figure painting. He was also associated with the Skagen Painters*. He was the first head of Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler, an art school established in the 1880s to provide an alternative to the education offered by the Royal Danish Academy* of Fine Arts.
Tuxen grew up in Copenhagen and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art where together with P.S. Krøyer he was considered to be one of the best painters.
He first visited Skagen in 1870 and he returned on several occasions. In the 1880s and 1890s, he traveled widely painting portraits for Europe's royal families including Christian IX of Denmark, Queen Victoria and the Russian royalty. In 1901, after th
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