Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 216

PETER VILHELM ILSTED
         ‒     
Peter Ilsted was apprenticed to an artisan painter in

; in
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he began training at the technolog-
ical school and later went on to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He would later
serve at the Academy from

to

as an assistant teacher. While still quite young, he travelled
throughout Europe visiting other art schools and museums and in the late

’s visited the Middle
East; in

he visited England.
His earliest works were oil paintings of the domestic genre and portraiture, but after

, he
focused intensely on etchings and hand colored mezzotints, returning often to his favorite theme of
domestic interiors.
Ilsted’s work was in demand for exhibitions throughout Denmark and Europe for most of his life.
He
fi
rst exhibited at Charlottenborg in
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and regularly thereafter. Americans were exposed to his
painting at the Chicago World’s Fair in

. Among his professional recognitions were an honorable
mention from the Paris salon in

, and the Eckersberg Medal at the Academy in
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for a paint-
ing called
Cupid and Psyche
.
         :
S. Clod Svensson in:
Samleren
,

, pp.


; Aksel Jørgensen (foreword),
Peter Ilsted, Maleren, Gra
fi
keren, Mennesket
, [Copen-
hagen

]; Theodore B. Donson,
Peter Ilsted, Sunshine and Silent Rooms
, New York

; Jens Peter Munk in:
Weilbach
, Vol.
, Copenhagen

;
Joan Abdy,
Peter Ilsted, Exhibition at Lumely Cazalet,
London
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.
B.H.
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]
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