Johannes Larsen was born 27 December 1867 in the merchant's house in Langegade in Kerteminde. He was the eldest of six siblings, four boys and two girls. He had a happy childhood with strong family ties. Next to the merchant's house lived his grandmother, and an uncle lived in periods with Johnannes Larsen and his family.
Another uncle was employed by his father, and when his grandmother was widowed. she moved ind with the Larsen family as well.  In this way, Johannes Larsen was surrounded by family throughout his childhood.

Johannes Larsen's father was both merchant and shipowner and as the business grew bigger it required extensive traveling. Johnannes Larsen and his siblings often joined there father on these trips, and after the purchase of the farm Båxhult in Sweden in 1874, the summer residence at Småland became a tradition.
Johannes Larsen got his interest in hunting and fishing from his father. Already at age 10, he went hunting, and here he also received his interest in nature.



BIRD 2019
September 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Johannes Larsen Museum

A new exhibition focuses on birds in art in the year 2019!


Ornithological Artists Selected
29. May 2019

Artists have now been selected for the BIRD 2019 exhibition, which will be more comprehensive than ever before.

New Acquisition for the Syberg Collection
29. May 2019

The Johannes Larsen Museum has acquired Fritz Syberg’s painting, Maritime Scene with Sailing Ships, Storm Approaching from 1906

Enrichment of the Larsen Collection
5. March 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

A new sketch of a stone marten was donated to the Museum.

New leader: “It’s a privilege”
5. March 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

New head of department at the Johannes Larsen Museum