Educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1852. Pupil of G.C Hilkier, Johan Peter Aagaard and P.C Skovgaard, Aagaard was highly influenced by his teacher P.C. Skovgaard. Like Skovgaard, Aagaard worked with romantic landscapes of extraordinary details and lights. In Aagaards early days he worked together with artist Henrich Hansen. Together they worked on the interior decors for the cathedral in Roskilde and at The Royal Opera and Theater House in Copenhagen. Aagaards décor is still visible to this day where he did a large landscape from the ceiling to the wall at the private chambers of the royal family. Aagaard travelled to Paris and Italy where he worked from 1870-1876. The many sketches from his travels were later finished in Denmark and Aagaard famous work “The Amphitheater in Sicily” was exhibited at the Copenhagen museum in 1895. Other famous works includes “At The Forest”, exhibited at Reykjavik, Iceland 1880 and “ Sunset at Saltholm” Exhibited at Aarhus Museum in 1889. The works of Aagaard have frequently been exhibited all over Europe and many works are kept in National Galleries worldwide.
Carl Frederik Aagaard is listed in artprice.com where he has been sold for $16,190. (Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen. 10-06-2004. Lot no: 1680)