CARL BALSGAARD PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
Carl Balsgaard was born in Copenhagen and studied with Christoffer Wilhelm Ecerkeberg at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He began as a figural painter and won a silver medal for a live model drawing in 1841. From the time of his marriage in 1843 onwards, Balsgaard focused on still life paintings, depicting primarily flowers and fruit. In 1855, the artist received a grant from the Academy that allowed him to study abroad for two years during which he traveled to Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf and Paris. Upon his return to Copenhagen in 1858, he was elected a member of the Academy, appointed Inspector for the private art collection of King Christian IX, and in 1867 was appointed a Professor at the Academy.
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen
University of Minnesota Library, Minneapolis, MN