Fritz Syberg (1862-1939)

Fritz Syberg was born into poverty in Faaborg but had the good fortune to train as a house painter and decorative painter with the artist Peter Hansen's father, Syrak Hansen. Along with Peter Hansen, Fritz Syberg went to Zahrtmann's School in Copenhagen. There they met Johannes Larsen, and the three of them became the central core of the Funish Painters.

Syberg moved, in 1902, with his wife, the painter Anna Syberg (Peter Hansen's sister) and their children, to "Pilegården" (Willow Farm) near Kerteminde. The special, close friendship between the Sybergs and the Larsens must be the main reason for this move, since the Sybergs now lived only a 1/2 km. from Møllebakken.

Fritz Syberg found ample motifs in the surrounding hills and at Fyns Hoved (Funen's Head).

The Sybergs spent the years 1910-1913 in Italy; the year after their return, Anna died, and Fritz then married her, and Peter Hansen's, sister, Marie.

At the Johannes Larsen Museum, there is a large room dedicated to the art of Fritz Syberg.

 

Calendar

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.

News

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.