Jensen-Klint, Peder Vilhelm

Jensen-Klint, Peder Vilhelm

(1853–1930)
Danish architect, designer, painter, and architectural theorist, best known for designing Grundtvig’s Church (illus.) in Copenhagen (1926), generally considered to be one of the most important Danish architectural works of the time. Its Expressionist style relies heavily on Scandinavian Gothic traditions. Built entirely of brick, it features a steep stepped-gabled facade resembling organ pipes. Jensen-Klint’s son, architect Kaare Klint, assumed responsibility for completing work on Grundtvig’s Church after his father’s death.