Kai Nielsen

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nielsen, Kai


Born Nov. 26, 1882, in Svendborg; died Nov. 2, 1924, in Copenhagen. Danish sculptor and ceramist.

Nielsen studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1902–06; according to other sources, 1912). His work was influenced by A. Rodin, A. Maillol, and B. Thorvaldsen. His works include a portrait of T. Bindesbøll (granite, 1909–10; State Art Museum, Copenhagen), 17 sculpture groups on the Blågårds Plads in Copenhagen (1913–16), and The Creation of the World and The Creation of Man—reliefs for a student dormitory in Copenhagen (stone, 1923–24).


Wanscher, V. Kai Nielsen: Hans liv og vaerker. Copenhagen, 1926.
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