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.



Threads in the Nature
March 9 - June 2, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

Inge Bjørn, Anne Marie Egemose, Annette Holdensen and Randi N. Lium show their textile art.


What would we do without you
3. December 2018
Johannes Larsen Museet

We are so fortunate to have many volunteers connected to the museum, who help us with many things.

Piggy bank for the history of snaps
26. October 2018
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Snaps Pig has just been published in a handsome new edition with a foreword by Johannes Larsen’s grandson, who carries on the traditions and recipes for spiced aquavit from his grandfather.

Search for Christine Swane paintings met with great success
26. June 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our art search was broadcast far and wide with the help of the press, Facebook and by word of mouth. After just a short time, to our great pleasure, we received many responses from people who own artwork by Christine Swane.

Fresh nesting boxes for Larsen’s birds
26. March 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our faithful volunteer, Mogens Salling, has spent the last few weeks cleaning and repairing all the bird boxes in Larsen’s garden.