Sunday, May 15, 2016

Povl Christensen

[Denmark] (b 1909/d 1977)

"After attending Copenhagen's Technical School, Povl Christensen entered the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, first studying painting under Ejnar Nielsen and Aksel Jørgensen (1926–28) and then graphic arts, also under Jørgensen (1930–38), including woodcuts, etching and lithography. While at the Academy, he demonstrated expertise in both figure painting and landscape. (..) His illustrations for the works of classical Danish authors including Hans Christian Andersen, Hans Adolph Brorson and Thomas Kingo combine technical proficiency with artistic talent. He also provided illustrations for the works of many foreign authors including Skakespeare, Goethe, Gogol and Poe. He produced original illustrations for some 60 books as well as a similar number of reproductions, not to mention a considerable number of individual sheets, often in large formats. When working with books, he took great care in designing the overall presentation of the work including titles, fonts, column sizes, paper quality and layout. (..) in the early 1930s Christensen joined the artists' colony in northwestern Zealand known as the Odsherred Painters (..) where he painted landscapes in oils. Later he turned to watercolours and pastels and later still to strongly coloured collages."


Denmark 1967 "The Salvation Army" (1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(B40)

Denmark 1969 "750th Anniversary of 'Danish Flag Falling from Heaven'" (1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(460)

Denmark 1970 "25th Anniversary of the Liberation" (1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(467)

Denmark 1970 "50th Anniversary of North Schleswig's Reunion with Denmark" (1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(470)

Denmark 1971 "Aid for Refugees" (2,1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(479,480)

Denmark 1971 "250th Anniversary of  Hans Egede's Arrival in Greenland" (1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(481)

Denmark 1972 "250th Anniversary of Theatre in Denmark" (1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(507)

Denmark 1973 "Birth Centenary of Johannes Jensen (Writer)" (1) [Engr (Czeslaw Slania)][Recess] Sc(517)

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