Jersild was known as a very shy and sensitive artist who rarely wanted to sell any of his paintings because he felt a piece of him self was sold as well. He worked hard on every oil and was known to take long periods to finish a painting. Jersild was untouched by the snobbism surrounding the art industry and was known to always speak his mind whether it was popular or not. Jersild was a role model for many young artists of his time who often came to him to get his opinionand advice. Jersild was a pupil of the master painters Vermehrens and Julius Exner who he idolized and admired. Jersild was known especially for his extremely detailed architect-paintings. His interior paintings have been compared to Peter Ildsted and Valdemar Irminger. August Jersilds oils have been exhibited at the Castle of Sönderborg and the Haderslev museum of art in 1981.
Any work by August Jersild is considered very rare and is very desirable.
Educated at the Royal Art Academy in 1864, Pupil of Julius Exner.
Studied as an architect in 1867
Attended the art school of F. Vermehen 1870-73
The Union of National Art: 1921
Kunstner Gaven: 1920
The Castle of Sønderborg: 1981
Haderslev Museum of Art: 1981