September 21, 2022

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter


Erik Ludwig Henningsen was born in Copenhagen to a grocer named Frants Ludvig Hennington (1820-1869) and Hilda Charlotte Christine nee Schou (1824-1880) on 29 August. Ludwig died on 28 November 1930. He was a famous Danish painter and illustrator. He loved creating and depicting Social Realist paintings of exposed and poor groups in the 19th century at around 1880s and 1890s. 

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter
Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930)



He showed early interest in arts and was articulated to a decorative painter A. Hellesen. He took some private drawing lessons  with Christian Nielsen and later got admission in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1873. He was an award winning artist. He travelled to Germany, Italy, Netherlands and France. 








Selected Art Works


Summum jus, summa injuria. The infanticide (1886)

Farmers in the capital (1887)

Parade of the Infantry (1888)

The dance pavilion (1891)

Evicted (1892)

A wounded worker (1895)

An agitator (1899)

Askov Folk High School (1903)


Farmers in the capital (1887)
Farmers in the capital (1887)

An agitator (1899)
An agitator (1899)

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Summum jus, summa injuria. The infanticide (1886)
Summum jus, summa injuria. The infanticide (1886)
Evicted (1892)
Evicted (1892)

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

A wounded worker (1895)
A wounded worker (1895)

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

The dance pavilion (1891)
The dance pavilion (1891)

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Erik Ludwig Henningsen (1855-1930) - A Genre Painter

Parade of the Infantry (1888)
Parade of the Infantry (1888)

Askov Folk High School (1903)
Askov Folk High School (1903)


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