Godfred Christensen
Danish, 1845-1928

Christensen painted the Danish countryside his entire career, and became known as one of the leading landscape painters in Denmark. He studied at the Technical Institute, and then the Copenhagen Academy under Kjoerskon. After winning the Neuhausen prize (1865) and the Sodring prize (1869), he traveled to Germany and Italy. By 1881 he was back in Denmark, elected as a member of the Council of the Academy, and later became a professor. Today the museum of Copenhagen owns many of his works.