Anton Rosen

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This article is about the Danish architect. For the Swedish speedway rider, see Anton Rosén.
Anton Rosen
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Born (1859-09-13)September 13, 1859
Horsens, Denmark
Died July 2, 1928(1928-07-02) (aged 68)
Nationality Danish
Occupation Architect
Buildings Palace Hotel, Copenhagen
Tuborg Building, Hellerup

Anton Rosen (13 September 1859 – 2 July 1928) was a Danish architect, furniture designer, decorative artist and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In his architecture, he combined a free Historicist style with inspiration from contemporary English architecture and details influenced by Jugendstil.


Anton Rosen was born on 9 September 1859 in Horsens, the son of an apprentice mason. The family moved to Copenhagen and young Rosen was accepted into the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1877. After graduating in 1882 he was employed with Vilhelm Dahlerup and in 1883 moved to Silkeborg to oversee the construction of Silkeborg Bath. In 1889 Rosen was married to the daughter of a local hotel owner, which gave him a personal attachment to Silkeborg which was to last and over the years he left a considerable mark on the cityscape of the young town with buildings such as Silkeborg Watertower and the chimney at Silkeborg Paperworks. The time with Vilhelm Dahlerup, until 1884 and again from 1890 to 1896, had great influence on his later works.[1]

Rosen participated in many of the large exhibitions which were popular around the turn of the century, including as the main architect of the National Exhibition in Århus in 1909. The success with the latter made him a titular professor at the Academy and won him its gold medal as well as the Eckersberg Medal, with support from Hack Kampmann and Heinrich Wenck among others.

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  1. ^ "Anton Rosen". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Joakim Skovgaard
Director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Succeeded by
Einar Utzon-Frank