Sophus Jürgensen came from a family of artists and began painting and drawing from at early age on. Jurgensen’s great grand father was the artist Johannes Senn. When Jurgensen finished his studies atthe Royal art academy he soon after got a job as a artist at the largest Danish newspapers. From 1904-1907 he worked at the newspaper “Politiken” where he archived great fame with the creation of the comic strip “ The Lazy boy” From 1925-37 he worked as a decorative painter and decorated the charming little baker shop “Josty”. Later he worked as an artist at the theaters where he made many remarkable portraits of the Danish actors of his time.
Jürgensen was a pupil of Peter Ilsted and Frantz Henningsen.
Jürgensens talent and work has been compared to the English artist Gibson.
1892: Technical school in Copenhagen.
1893-98: The Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen. Pupil of F.Vermehren, Peter Ilsted, Otto Bache and Frants Henningsen.
1901: Educated at the art academy in Antwerp, Nederland.
Oils by Jürgensen have been sold up until $1000.
(Nellemann og Thompsen, Aahus 1999.)