Godfred Christensen began painting from a very early age, and developed such a talent that he became accepted at the Royal art Academy in 1860, when he was only 15 years old. During his years at the Academy he worked hard on painting especially forest scenes and tried to combine early French impressionism with Danish naturalism. Christensen was also a pupil of the Danish master painter F.C. Kiærskou. In 1869 Christensen traveled to Paris and meet many of the French artists of the school of “Fontainebleau” and became highly inspired of their painting techniques. Later that year, Christensen traveled to Rome and meet the Belgium artist Xavier de Monthier and Italian artist Enrico Nardini. The French art influenced Christensen the most and he continued working on translating the French painting methods into Danish golden age. Today the works of Godfred Christensen is considered one of the mayor art links between the 19th and 20th century.
1860: Pupil of the Danish master painter F.C Kiearskou.
Attended the Royal art academy in Copenhagen.
1887: Took classes in models.
Painters of Vejle : 1978
The museum of art: 1981
The Union of artists: 1894-1905.
1878: The world fair in Paris
1882: International Kunst-Ausst, in wiener.
1891: International Kunst-Ausst, in Berlin.
1907: Works by Danish artists, London.
1914: The Baltic exhibition in Malmo, Sweden.
1917: Danish National Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum.
1869: Paris, Switzerland and lübeck.
1873-75: Lived in France.
Godfred is listed in artprice.com and has been sold for $2,799.
(Bruun Rasmussen Auction house, Denmark. 29-02-2000. Lot No. 114)