Fritz Johannes Bentzen-Bilkvist was born in Oslo, Norway in 1865.He attended the Royal art academy in Denmark and was a pupil of the master painters P.S Kroyer, L. Tuxen and Fr. Schwartz. Bilkvist also became a close friend of the artist Godfred Christensen who inspired Bilkvist to work on Danish landscapes. Bentzen Bilkvist traveled a lot in Denmark to paint and was known for his detailed and romantic landscapes from Zealand and “himmel bjerget”. Besides working with landscapes Bilkvist also worked as a decorative porcelain painter at Bing & Grondahl and made many drawings and designs to both furniture’s and lamps.
1888: Attended the Royal art academy in Denmark.
1892: Attended the Artists free study school where he was a pupil of P.S Kroyer, L. Tuxen and Fr. Schwartz.
Kunster foreningen: 1935
The world fair in Chicago: 1893
Glasgow school “artists of Denmark”: 1895
Internat. Kunstausst. München: 1900
Modern Danish Artists, Brighton: 1910
Dä. Ausst., Berlin 1910-11
Fritz Johannes Bentzen-Bilkvist is listed in artprice.com. his oils has been sold for $1,268 (Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen. 31-08-1993. Lot. No: 535)