(1885 - 1961)
Jais Nielsen was active/lived in Denmark. Jais Nielsen is known for Modernist figure, landscape and genre painting, ceramics.
"Fra Altanen" (From the Balcony). Self-portrait with palette.
Biography Jais Nielsen
Jais Nielsen was born on1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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
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
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