Franciska Clausen (1899–1986) was a Danish painter. Clausen studied at the Grossherzogliche Kunstschule in Weimar , Germany (1916–17), at the women’s academy in Munich (1918–19), and at the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Moderne Kunst, in Denmark (1921-2). Clausen has studied under Hans Hofmann at the Hofmann Schule Fur Moderne Kunst in Munich (1921-2) and under Alexander Archipenko in 1922.Clausen was trained to create geometric purity and clarity of form
She studied with László Moholy-Nagy in Berlin in 1922 and with Fernand Léger in Paris from 1924 to 26. She was inspired by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s Constructionist collages From 1924 to 1928 in Paris, cubism can been seen in her paintings with a base in Legers ‘machine style art’. Between 1924 and 1928 Clausen worked in Paris. In the paintings from this period such as, Konstruktiv modellstudie, (1925), Contre-Composition (1928), and Komposition, (1927), was under the influence of Leger’s machine style and is clearly visible.