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

Christmas Concert 2017: Be Welcome
December 17, 4:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Get in the Christmas spirit at this year’s Christmas concert.

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.

Johannes Larsen, 150 years
Dec. 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Be part of the celebration for Johannes Larsen’s 150th birthday.

Architecture Workshop
Feb. 12-16, 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Winter Break: Design, draw and build your future house.

News

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.

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.