Bjerre was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1881 and attended the artists study school in 1889 where he was a pupil of Laurits Tuxen. Bjerre is known for his realistic portray of people and landscapes. As a young artist he read many books by Tolstoy and felt that art should be done for the people and not only to impress the art critics. Bjerre traveled and worked in Italy from 1899 and in Paris and Auvergne until 1915.
Bjerres works has been exhibited worldwide and was included in famous Northern Lights exhibition in United states from 1982-1983.
Exhibitions: The artists study school: 1896.
The world fair in Paris: 1900.
The artists fall exhibition: 1904-1912.
Danish art exhibition in Budapest: 1936.
Danish exhibition in Beograd: 1937.
San Francisco: 1939.
Drawing exhibition at the national museum of arts: 1940-41.
The castle sophienholm: 1978.
The orlogsmuseum: 1980.
Blicher museum of fine arts: 1982.
Northern lights exhibition. United states: 1982-1983.
The Glyptoteket museum of fine arts: 1986.
Niels Jakob Bjerre is listed in artprice.com where his works has been sold for $4,198 (Museumsbygningen ,Copenhagen. 01-12-1998. Lot no: 67)