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."


John Olsen 80 years old
March 23, 2018 and the year out
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Easter for kids, with eggs on top!
March 27 and 28, 10 AM to 3 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Grete Jensen – the Funen painters’ unknown potter
June 23 - August 26, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

GREEN – Christine Swane, the Modernist
May 19 - Sept. 9, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Welcome to the green world of Christine Swane


The Coffee House will be temporarily closed
6. February 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The Coffee House at the Johannes Larsen Museum is closing on Feb.1, 2018 due to rebuilding and expansion.

The Ladby Tapestry will be extended
5. December 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The beautiful Ladby Tapestry will be on display at the museum for another two months.

Read the private letters and diaries of the Funen painters
5. December 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Thousands of private letters to and from the Funen painters and their circle are now available to the public.

The Coffee House will be expanded and restored
5. December 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Now museum visitors can look forward to an even better experience in this historical setting.