Johannes Larsen was the son of a merchant in Kerteminde. He
received his artistic training at Zahrtmann's School in Copenhagen,
where he became a member of the group of artists with the name: The
From the earliest childhood Johannes Larsen had experienced
artists within reach in the form of his talented uncle, portrait
painter Johan Peter Bless (1825-80). And also the painter Christian
Eckardt (1832-1914) and the artist Lorentz Frølich (1820-1908), who
in recent years lived in Paris, was a part of the family.
Johannes Larsen built in 1901-02 his house on Mill Hill
(Møllebakken) in Kerteminde, where he moved in with painter-wife
Alhed and their two boys, Jeppe Andreas "Puf" and Johan "Lysse".
Throughout his long artistic life, Johannes Larsen had a very large
production of oil paintings, watercolors and graphic works.