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

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.

News

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