Svend Hammershøj

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Svend Hammershøi


"Svend Hammershøi was a painter and ceramist. He was born on 10.08.1873 in Frederiksberg, and died 27.02.1948 His parents were  Christian Peter Hammershøi and Frederikke Amalie Rentzmann. Hammershøi stayed single.


Svend Hammershøi was as a painter strongly influenced by his nine years older brother, William, but also inspired by his admiration for his work. Although Hammershøi at school had started working with ceramics, he learned his real training as a painter. Kristian Zahrtmanns education was especially important for him., ..... As craftsman he obtained particularly significant findings as a ceramicist and he was affiliated with the leading innovative ceramic enterprises. It was through the close friend from Zahrtmanns school, Aage Bertelsen, Hammershøi came in conjunction with Herman A. Kähler workshop in Næstved, where he performed a series of simple, classical works in the red clay that are either unglazed or a monochrome mat, whitish glaze. His ceramic works was marked mostly by organic ornamentation, inspired by the teacher and the friend Bindesbøll, but unlike Bindesbøll temperamental expression, Hammershøi strove for a quieter, harmonious line effect. A period he turned jars with accurate profiles.


Hammershøi learned a the Technical School (Holger Grønvold) in 1889; at the Arts Acacemy in Copenhagen from Februrary 1890-Jan.1892; Zahrtmanns School from February 1892-1896 and in November 1897; tought by Vilhelm Bissen, Th. Bindesbøll and by his brother Vilhelm.

He was employed by the Royal Copenhagn Porcelain factory from 1891-94, at A. Eifrig in Valby to 1894 and again from 1896; Kähler Ceramic Workshop, Naestved 1893; during J.F. Willumsen, Bing & Grondahl 1898-1900; ...."


Information source: Kunstindex Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon

SH - Seaweed and Snail vase
SH - Seaweed and Snail vase
Lidded Art Nouveau Style Vase
Lidded Art Nouveau Style Vase
Art Nouveau Style Vase
Art Nouveau Style Vase
Art Nouveau Style Vase
Art Nouveau Style Vase
Art Nouveau Style Vase
Art Nouveau Style Vase
SH - Seaweed and Snail vase
SH - Seaweed and Snail vase

Artist:                       Svend Hammershøi

Date of Production:  February 1893

Unique Number:      3909

Height:                     20,5 cm

Diameter:                 20,5 cm

Motif:                        Vase with seaweed and snail

Remarks:                 Sold in Paris for 60 DKK

Lidded Art Nouveau Style Vase

Artist:                       Svend Hammershøi

Date of Production:  April 1893

Unique Number:      4014

Height:                     17,5 cm

Diameter:                 11,5 cm

Motif:                        Art nouveau Style vase, with butterflies

Remarks:                 Sold to Barm Wenzel in 1894 for 40

                                 DKK

Art Nouveau Style Vase

Artist:                       Svend Hammershøi

Date of Production:  March 1894

Unique Number:      4648

Height:                     22 cm

Diameter:                 13 cm

Motif:                        Art nouveau Style vase

Remarks:                 Sold in Paris to Mr. Delacroix for 30

                                 DKK

Art Nouveau Style Vase

Artist:                       Svend Hammershøi

Date of Production:  January 1893

Unique Number:      3818

Height:                     24,5 cm

Diameter:                 13 cm

Motif:                        Art nouveau Style vase, with butterflies

Remarks:                 Sold for 100 DKK

Art Nouveau Style Vase

Artist:                       Svend Hammershøi for B&G

Date of Production:  January June 1901

Unique Number:      N. 9

Height:                     29,5 cm

Diameter:                 17,5 cm

Motif:                        Art nouveau Style vase, with butterflies

Remarks:                 

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