Anna Syberg, 1870-1914

Anna Syberg was Peter Hansen's sister. She married Fritz Syberg. After her preliminary artist training at Faaborg Technical School from 1884-86, she received private instruction from the sculptor Ludvig Brandstrup (1889-90). In 1892 she was hired at the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, where her talent for painting flowers suited the company's more delicate patterns like the Violet and the Chrysanthemum sets.

Flower motifs from the window sill and the garden occupied her and were easily available. She painted mostly in watercolour with an underlying pencil drawing, often followed up with black ink details over the watercolour.

The year after her death in 1914, a memorial exhibition was held, and the founder of Faaborg Museum, conserves manufacturer Mads Rasmussen acquired many of her paintings. She thus achieved the recognition and acceptance that she had agitated for in discussions with her brother, Peter Hansen, who was against women's art being displayed at museums.

From Pisa, Italy, on Jan.14, 1912, she wrote to him:

"What a fuss you make. You voted against me at Faaborg Museum because of your oh so high ideals about guarding the virtue of Art in Denmark. You wrote that you didn't want to spare me the knowledge that I and the other female artists have no significance in Danish art."


Family workshop: Big city life - what does your town look like?
Sunday, October 29 from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

What does your town look like?

Art night
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The four art museums on Funen invite you to come to Art Night.

Family Workshop: Christmas at Møllebakken
Sunday, November 26 from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Come and be part of a cozy Christmas workshop.

A Wonderful World
December 1, 2017 - late February, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We reveal the joy of Johannes Larsen’s world on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth.


The Fairy Tale Room - Looking Out and Looking In
26. September 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

You can think big thoughts in the Fairy Tale Room about looking outward and inward.

New artwork by Syberg in the museum’s collection
26. September 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The museum has just received a group of paintings on unlimited loan.

Unique opportunity: Syberg’s studio is open
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

In connection with the anniversary exhibition “Garden by the Sea”, you now can experience something unique: Fritz Syberg’s studio.

Lots of activities for families at the Larsen Museum during this summer
26. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We always have activities for kids. But this summer, we’re shifting into higher gear. Our program is filled with activities the whole summer.