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Jais Nielsen

 (1885 - 1961)
Jais Nielsen was active/lived in Denmark.  Jais Nielsen is known for modernist figure, landscape and genre painting, ceramics.

Jais Nielsen

Jais Nielsen was born on1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Born Johann Knud he took the name "Jais," and  this is the way he signed his works. He began his studies at Kristian Zahrtmann's art school in 1899, and exhibited for the first time in the 1907 Autumn Salon in Copenhagen.  He also participated in a group show with the "Group of Thirteen," some of who had been students with him at the Zahrtmann School.

Nielsen's concentration on the human figure, and especially on movement, was unusual in Denmark at that time.  His forms became increasingly simplified in the early years (1907-1911), and his vivid use of color, like the Fauvists, whose work he had only seen in reproductions, was a departure from the su  ...  Displaying 750 of 2014 characters.

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Biography photo for Jais Nielsen
"Fra Altanen" (From the Balcony). Self-portrait with palette.

About  Jais Nielsen

Born:  1885 - Copenhagen, Denmarks
Died:   1961
Known for:  modernist figure, landscape and genre painting, ceramics