Johannes Wilhjelm was a close friend and pupil of the Danish master painter Zahrtmann. Their relationship grew even closer when Zahrtmanns sister married Johannes Wilhjelm brother. Wilhjelm was first a pupil of P.S Krøyer in 1893 and later a pupil of Zahrtmann in 1903. Wilhjelm and Zahrtmann traveled often to Italy to work together. In Italy Wilhjelm got strongly inspired by the scenes and made several light-filled and powerful landscapes. When returning to Denmark, Wilhjelm concentrated working with Danish farm landscapes where he received fame and attention from his colourful but serious portraits of farmers and peasants at work.
Educated at Harald Foss School of Drawing in 1888.
Educated at the Royal Art Academy 1888-90
Attended Krøyers art school 1892-94
Attended Zahrtmanns school of art 1903-04.
The World Fair, Paris: 1900.
Civita d´Antino, Italy: 1908
The World Fair, Rome: 1911
Modern Danish Artists, Brighton 1912
Glaspalast, Munich: 1909 and 1913
Johannes Wilhjelm is listed in artprice.com and have been sold up until $8,701.
(Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen. 30-05-2000. Lot No: 200)