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.



The Lost Time: Cultural Ramblings
June 8 - September 22, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

Major anniversary exhibition in connection with Peter Brandes’ 75th birthday.

Funen Spring
July 6 - October 6, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Funen Spring Exhibition celebrates 90 years.

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

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


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

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.