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Oil painting by Knud Laursen

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'Køkkenbordet Roder' (The Kitchen Table is a Mess)

Knud Laursen was born in Herning in Jutland, Denmark, in 1924. He worked as both a professional artist and as a teacher in his lifetime, as well as undertaking roles with the Herning Art Association and Kulturlt Samråd, which aims to enrich cultural life in the Skive area in Northern Denmark. 

As an artist, his work was widely displayed, including at Sweden’s Art Museum of Vanersborg, the Royal Institute Gallery in London, in the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, as well as in galleries and museums in Monaco, the US, Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal - to name just a few. His pieces have most recently been held by museums and galleries in Vanersborg, Hjorring, and Herning. He was also a member of the International Academy for Literature, Science, and Knowledge.

Jutland continued to be a source of inspiration for Laursen, who represented it in his landscape pieces. Equally common among the subjects of his work are still lifes, as seen in this painting. Both themes use warm, earth tones to represent the quietude and gentleness of the everyday.

  • Origin: Denmark
  • Era: 1960s
  • Medium: Oil on canvas. Framed in timber.
  • Condition: Very good
  • Dimensions: 73W x 3D x 93H cm
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