(1851 - 1935)
Viggo Johansen was active/lived in Denmark, France. Viggo Johansen is known for landscape, figure, interior scene and genre painting, teaching.
A young pibe smoking gentleman, presumably the artist's self portrait
Biography Viggo Johansen
Viggo Johansen (1851-1935) was a Danish painter and active member of the group of Skagen Painters* who met every summer in the north of Jutland. He was one of Denmark's most prominent painters in the 1890s.
As a boy, Johansen already had a talent for drawing which was recognized by Wilhelm Marstrand. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts* from 1868 to 1875, specializing in figure painting, but did not pass the graduation examination. His earliest works are from Hornbæk where he painted between 1872 and 1876 with works such as Et Maaltid and Nabokonens Besøg.
He first became associated with the Skagen Painters in 1875, encouraged by his fellow students Karl Madsen and Michael Ancher. It is said that
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