(Danish, 1897-1989)


Oil on Canvas

21¾ x 26 Inches

Signed Upper Right, "V. Isbrand"

Framed dimensions: 24 H x 1½ D x 28½ W inches


Precocious as a child, Victor Isbrand painted professionally from a young age and was invited to exhibit at the 1915 Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, two years before he graduated from the Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts. Over the course of a long career, Isbrand was the recipient of national scholarships and stipends including the Ronge (1917), the Charlottenborg Art Academy (1919-1920) and the State Art Foundation Scholarship (1978-1988). He exhibited widely and with success including, for over seventy years, at both the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Kunsthalle Charlottenborg. He was also the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards including the Charlottenborg gold medal for 'Aphrodite and Eros' (1919).


Initially influenced by Cubism, Isbrand developed his mature style during a prolonged period spent painting in Java, where he explored the roots of both Primitivism and Orientalism. He also painted in Siam, Malacca, China, Japan, Paris, Greenland and Southern Europe before returning to Denmark to accept a teaching post at Copenhagen's School of Applied Arts. Here, his elegant and informed articulation of Modernist art theory came to influence an entire generation of Danish painters. Victor Isbrand's works are held in private and public collections worldwide including the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark.



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