Christen Købke

Also found in: Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Købke, Christen


Born May 26, 1810, in Copenhagen; died there Feb. 7, 1848. Danish painter and graphic artist.

In 1822, Købke enrolled at the Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. In 1828 he became a pupil of C. W. Eckersberg. K0bke’s work stylistically resembles Biedermeier art. He painted lyrical, subtlely colored portraits (The Artist’s Sister, 1831), landscapes (østerbro in the Morning Light, 1836, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Copenhagen), and genre scenes.


Swane, L. Christen Købke. Copenhagen, 1948.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.