(1821 - 1890)
Heinrich Hansen was active/lived in Denmark. Heinrich Hansen is known for painting.
The Danish artist Heinrich Hansen (1821-1890), a painter and artisan of the 19th century, was especially interested in Northern Renaissance. He is mainly known for his depictions of architecture and interiors as well as for his handcrafts. At the beginning of the 1840s Hansen studied at the academy of Copenhagen and assisted among others in the paintings of the chapel of Christians IV in the cathedral of Roskilde.
Several study trips took him around Northern and Southern Europe searching for inspiration and stimulus for his architecture and interior studies. In the 1860s he became professor for perspective at the academy of Copenhagen. Another important sphere of activity were the applied arts: The artist designed porcelain and ceramic and for some time he was even the head of the Danish porcelain manufacture Bing & Grøndahl.
His oeuvre is mainly characterized by the precision and detail of the pictures and by the delicate presentation of the incidence of light. Works of the artist are in the following collections: National Gallery of Denmark, Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek in Copenhagen and in The Museum of National History in Frederiksborg. (msc)