Otto Bache

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Otto Bache
Otto Bache.jpg
Otto Bache in 1868
Born (1839-08-21)21 August 1839
Roskilde, Denmark
Died 28 June 1927(1927-06-28) (aged 87)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Education Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Movement Realism

Otto Bache (21 August 1839 – 28 June 1927) was a Danish Realist painter. Many of his works depict key events in Danish history.

Biography[edit]

At the age of only eleven, he received a dispensation and was admitted into the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, studying under Wilhelm Marstrand, among others.[1]

In 1866, he received the Academy's travel grant and went to Paris and later to Italy. His stay in Paris had a particularly deep impact on his work, turning it in a direction characterized by more freedom, more colour, stronger light, and broader scope.[1] Upon his return in 1868, he was married.

He was named a Commander in the Order of the Dannebrog and later was awarded the Dannebrogordenens Hæderstegn.

He received early recognition as a portrait painter but he also showed great interest in painting animal motifs, gradually also turning to genre works and history painting.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Otto Bache". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Otto Bache at Wikimedia Commons

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Ferdinand Meldahl
Director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
1890–1892
Succeeded by
Theobald Stein
Preceded by
Theobald Stein
Director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
1896–1899
Succeeded by
Ferdinand Meldahl
Preceded by
Vilhelm Bissen
Director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
1905–1906
Succeeded by
Vilhelm Bissen