Drachmann's House

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Drachmann's House (Danish: Drachmanns Hus), also known as Villa Pax, is one of the major houses of Skagen, northern Denmark. Located on Hans Baghs Vej towards the western side of the town, it was built in 1829 and is now a museum. It is dedicated to the writer and marine painter Holger Drachmann who lived in the house from 1902 until his death in a sanatorium in Hornbæk in January 1908. Drachmann had regularly visited Skagen from 1871.[1][2]

Collection[edit]

Drachmanns House opened to the public on 4 June 1911, and houses a collection consisting mainly of his oil paintings and sketchbooks[3] but also pictures from other artists of the colony such as P.S. Krøyer, Laurits Tuxen, and Michael Ancher and his wife Anna.[2]

In 1977, Drachmann's House was broken into and four paintings were stolen.[4] An annex contains a photographic exhibition about Drachmann.

Every year, the house hosts a "Drachmann evening" in which enthusiasts gather together to hear readings, oral incites and music related to the writer's life and works.[2] The house was fully renovated in 2011.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Svanholm 2004, p. 47.
  2. ^ a b c "DRACHMANNS HUS". Drachmanns Hus. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Scandinavia. Rough Guides. 2003. p. 181. ISBN 978-1-84353-218-7. 
  4. ^ "Tidstavle", Skagen Lokalhistoriske Forening. (Danish) Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Drachmanns Hus", Skagen-Tourist.dk. (Danish) Retrieved 3 November 2013.
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Coordinates: 57°43′7″N 10°34′40″E / 57.71861°N 10.57778°E / 57.71861; 10.57778