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: Bird kites
Sunday, August 27, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Get inspired by Johannes Larsen’s birds and then build your own kite.

Concert: 1917 AD
Thursday, September 28, 7 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museet

How does a year sound?

1917: A NEW ERA
September 2 - November 26, 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The exhibition is about the decisive year 1917, when a plethora of leading artists and authors gathered at Johannes Larsen’s home, setting the tone for a new direction in Danish art.

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.


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.

The Minister of Culture visits the opening of Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We at the Johannes Larsen Museum were rather proud to be able to welcome Minister of Culture, Mette Bock, when she came and held the opening speech for this year’s big anniversary exhibition, Garden by the Sea

Six stars to Garden by the Sea
20. June 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Under the headline “Summer came in April”, the newspaper Fyens Stiftstidende (Funen’s Diocese Times) gave a really fine review of our exhibition, Garden by the Sea