Jens Birkemose

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Jens Birkemose (born 28 June 1943) is a contemporary Danish painter.[1][2]

Originally a student of piano, music theory, and composition, Birkemose went on to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Birkemose's works are inspired by the New York School of painting and are famous for their hidden shapes, some of which take a lot of effort to discover. Examples of these shapes include demon-like creatures, mermaids, birds, and cats.

Birkemose is the 1991 winner of the Eckersberg Medal and is represented at several of Denmark's museums, including the Danish national gallery, Statens Museum for Kunst.

Since 1976 Paris has been Birkemose's primary residence.


  1. ^ Gyldendal Encyclopedia entry
  2. ^ Kunstonline profile