Educated at the artists study school in 1884. Pupil of Frans Schwartz and Kristian Zahrtmann. Larsen primarily painted birds and landscapes. Besides painting Larsen also illustrated numerous books on the life and habitat of birds. Larsen was very famous and received many awards and prices for his works. Besides Denmark, Larsen painted and travelled in Italy: 1898, Paris: 1905, United States: 1907, Greenland: 1925, United Kingdom: 1934, and Holland: 1954.
The works of Johannes Larsen have been exhibited world wide, including:
The World Fair, Paris: 1900 and 1925.
Contemporary Art in Scandinavia, Brown Stone Gallery, New York : 1912.
Works by Modern Danish Artists, Public Art Gallery, Brighton: 1912.
Danish Nat. Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum: 1927.
Danish Art Treasures, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: 1948.
Faaborg Museum of Fine Arts: 1942, 1990
Johannes Larsen is listed in artprice.com where a painting was sold for $22,344.
(Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen. 04-12-2000. Lot no: 1489)