Cort Jacobsen 1911-1967

Cort Svend Egon Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen on 26th March 1911. His father was a bricklayer (his parents were Louis Pio Jacobsen and Martha-Marie Hansen). He was a Danish painter.

Jacobsen married Inge Marie Nyemann (1911-1995) - the daughter of the painter Larsine Christiane Paulsen (1890-1972) aka Jane Nyemann - on 29th November 1947 in Copenhagen.

Jacobsen was a self-taught painter. His works focused on Copenhagen's unskilled workers - both in the city and surrounding countryside. Jacobsen is probably best known for his series of melancholic funeral scenes and landscapes from cemetery viewpoints. There are many similarities between Jacobsen's work and that of his fellow Danish artist, Folmer Bendtsen (1907-1993).

Jacobsen first exhibited in a group exhibition at Charlottenborg Palace (The Charlotte Borg Castle), Copenhagen in 1947. This exhibition was followed by two further solo exhibitions that year at the Jugels Udstillingssal, Aarhus, and the First Grand Hotel, Odense.

Jacobsen's solo exhibitions continued at the Fyns Kunstmuseum (Funen's Art Museum) in Odense in 1948, 1953, 1954 and 1955, at Carl Gummeson¬ís prestigious Galleri Gummesons (Gummeson Gallery) in Stockholm in 1954 and at Åmdals, Copenhagen, in 1963

Cort Jacobsen died on 3rd May 1967, aged 56