Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann
(1846 - 1908)
Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann was active/lived in Denmark, Europe. Holger Drachmann is known for coastal scene, marine and figure painting, writing.
Biography Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann
Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann (9 October 1846 - 14 January 1908), was a Danish poet and dramatist. He is an outstanding figure of the Modern Break-Through, the naturalist late 19th century art and literature movement in Denmark. Although he did some painting, his primary reputation is for his writing; he became one of the most popular poets in his native country.
The son of physician A. G. Drachmann, whose father belonged to the German speaking congregation at St. Peter's Church, he was born in Copenhagen. Owing to the early death of his mother, the child was left much to his own devices and developed a fondness for semi-poetical performances, organizing his companions in heroic games, in which he himself took such part
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