Led by Anna Ancher, Skagen Community Found Place in Art World

Photos: Skagens Museum
Anna Ancher’s “Harvesters” is among the paintings by the Skagen Art Colony on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts as part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Danish painter Anna Ancher is not exactly a household name in the United States, but it’s well worth getting acquainted with her — and her colony of artists — courtesy of a large exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The show came riding into town as part of Nordic Cool 2013 at the Kennedy Center, a sweeping festival celebrating the culture of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Áland Islands (also see February 2013 culture cover of The Washington Diplomat).

But the exhibition “A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony” stands apart from the crowd of events at the Kennedy Center. Likewise, Anna Ancher (1859-1935)

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