Laurits Andersen Ring
(1854 - 1933)
Laurits Andersen Ring was active/lived in Denmark. Laurits Ring is known for Symbolist and social realist painting.
Filippo Lippi self-portrait
Biography Laurits Andersen Ring
Laurits Andersen Ring was one of the foremost Danish painters of the turn of the 20th century, who pioneered both symbolism* and social realism* in Denmark. Considered one of the masterpieces of Danish culture, his painting Summer Day by Roskilde Fjord was included in the 2006 Danish Culture Canon.
Born as Laurits Andersen in the village Ring in southern Zealand, Ring had a father who was a wheelmaker and carpenter named Anders Olsen (1816-83) and a mother who was a farmer's daughter named Johanne Andersdatter (1814-95). In 1869, he became a painter's apprentice because his older brother was to take over the father's workshop. In 1873, while working in Copenhagen, Laurits decided to take classes in painting, and after two year
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