(1833 - 1917)
Carl Ludwig Jessen was active/lived in Denmark, Germany. Carl Jessen is known for painting.
Biography Carl Jessen
Carl Ludwig Jessen was a Frisian artist and is still known to this day as the “Frisian painter”. His significance lies in his depictions of the North Frisian rural way of life. After training to be a cabinet maker, Jessen worked as a house painter in the farms on the marshlands of North Friesia. Between 1848 and 1854 he taught himself to paint portraits. In 1853 he gave up cabinet making and devoted himself entirely to painting. From 1856 to 1865 he studied at the Copenhagen Academy under V.N.Marstrand. He travelled to Paris and Italy on a scholarship. He lived in Klockries from 1869 to 1870 and in Hamburg from 1871 to 1875, before returning to Deezbüll. It was only here that developed his specialism as a painter of contemporary Frisian rur
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