Hugo Larsen

The Virtual Gallery

West Indian Gallery

West Indian Gallery

Drawings from the Danish West Indies

West Indian Drawings

Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery

Hugo Larsen's muses

Hugo Larsen's muses

Other Works

Other Works

Sketches and Drawings

Sketches and Drawings


If you own - or just know of - one or more of Hugo Larsen's paintings and drawings, I would be most grateful to hear from you.
If you can send me good photographs, that would be even better.
Good ideas and critical comments on the gallery are welcome too.
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Hugo Larsen: A corner of the rum shop. Click to see a larger reproduction in the gallery.

Photo: Finn Brasen

Hugo Larsen Booklet for Sale

A booklet containing numerous essential articles about Hugo Larsen has just been published in connection with the Hugo Larsen exhibition at Øregaard Museum in Copenhagen. The book is written by the domain experts and is thoroughly illustrated with color reproductions of Hugo Larsen paintings.

"Hugo Larsen in the Danish West Indies 1904-07", 80 pages, semi-hard cover.
Publisher: Øregaard Museum, Denmark.
Price: Appr. 27 USD plus shipment.

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Hugo Larsen was a brilliant painter. He deserves much more fame than he was given. But even though he was almost forgotten, his works are still here and they testify about an artist with unusual qualities, equalling the best and most famous of his contemporaries. To learn more about Hugo Larsen, take a look at his biography.

But extremely few of his works are in museums which gave me the idea of creating a 'virtual gallery' for him on these pages. In time, this is going to be an overview of as many as possible of his paintings and drawings, in particular those from the Danish West Indies, now the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This being a purely non-commercial activity, and I being an amateur in the field, support is needed, and I hope you will help if you can. First of all, I would like to know about all works by Hugo Larsen wherever they may be. Second, if you have ideas and advice about the gallery, I would be most grateful. You may want to take a look at some of the specific inquiries I have.

For the time being, the gallery is divided in the following sections:

Landscapes, sceneries and unnamed portraits from the Danish West Indies (US Virgin Islands). The years from 1904 to 1907 on the West Indian islands are the most productive and flourishing period in Hugo Larsen's career. See also Hugo Larsen's brilliant West Indian drawings.

Portraits. Hugo Larsen's portraits were in demand throughout his career. Some of these portraits were painted in the Danish West Indies. See also the section with Hugo Larsen's muses and his family and self portraits.

Other works. Landscapes, sceneries etc., mostly from Denmark.

Sketches and drawings. A number of these are from the Danish West Indies.

If you have taken an interest in Hugo Larsen's works through these pages, please be back soon. What you see now is only the beginning.

I owe the artist Hans Berg my gratitude for his support to me in the initial phases of building this gallery. My special thanks to the late Ole Bidstrup for his constant encouragement and many valuable hints. Also I want to thank the people who have helped me by allowing me to take photos or sending photos of their Hugo Larsen works and allowed me to present them on these pages.

See also:

Biography of Hugo Larsen

    Hugo Larsen in the Danish West Indies
    Hugo Larsen's West Indian drawings
    Portraits by Hugo Larsen
    Hugo Larsen's muses
    Family and Self Portraits
    Other works by Hugo Larsen
    Sketches and drawings by Hugo Larsen

Specific inquiries for Hugo Larsen works