Theodor Esbern Philipsen
(1840 - 1920)
Theodor Esbern Philipsen was active/lived in Denmark, France. Theodor Philipsen is known for landscape and animal portrait painting, small wax figure sculpture.
Biography Theodor Esbern Philipsen
Theodor Esbern Philipsen was a Danish painter of Jewish ancestry; known for landscapes and animal portraits. He also did small figures in wax and clay.
He was born to a cultured merchant family and learned to draw at an early age. At first, however, he was primarily interested in animals, so he went to study agriculture at his uncle's estate near Slangerup. In the 1860s, one of his brothers introduced him to the painter, Hans Smidth, which made him decide to become an artist. He began his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with Carl Bøgh and later came under the influence of Frederik Vermehren.
He was also familiar with the animal portraits of Johan Thomas Lundbye and the 17th-century painter Paulus Potter. In 18
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