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Mask in Brown
  • Artist Egill Jacobsen (Danish, 1910 - 1998)
  • TitleMask in Brown
  • Technique/MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions150 x 101 cm
  • AcquisitionGift of Rigmor and Ingmar Hamberg, 1959
  • CategoryOil painting
  • Inventory NumberGKM 1526
  • Rights and ReproductionEgill Jacobsen/BUS 2015©
  • Display StatusNot shown in the museum
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Egill Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the same city in the thirties. He had his breakthrough in 1945 with colourful abstract paintings, the forms of which are reminiscent of masks or children’s drawings. Jacobsen was a member of the Cobra group. In 1959–73 he became professor at the art academy in Copenhagen. With its mask-like motif and rhythmic surface of coloured segments, Mask in Brown is typical of Jacobsen’s pictorial idiom.