Thorkel Møller

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Thorkel Møller
Born(1868-07-28)28 July 1868
Sorø, Denmark
Died21 December 1946(1946-12-21) (aged 78)
Aarhus, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Alma mater Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
BuildingsMarselisborg Hospital, Aarhus
Hotel Royal, Aarhus
Marselisborg Hospital Marselisborg Hospital.jpg
Marselisborg Hospital
Ny jydske Kjobstad-Creditforening Ny jydske Kjobstad-Creditforening 01.jpg
Ny jydske Kjøbstad-Creditforening

Thorkel Luplau Møller (28 July 1868–21 December 1946) was a Danish architect who primarily worked in and around Aarhus at the turn of the 20th century. Stylistically he worked in the National Romantic style and later Baroque Revival. [1]

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Thorkel Møller was born in Sorø, Denmark. He was the son of Hans Georg Møller and Julie Augusta Luplau. He moved to Copenhagen where he obtained a degree in architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1898. He conducted travel studies to Germany and Italy between 1897-1900.

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  1. David Birnbaum. "Thorkel Møller". Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbach Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  2. "Thorkel Luplau Møller" (in Danish). Aarhus City Archives. Archived from the original on 18 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. "Thorkel Møller" (in Danish). Danish Ministry of Culture. Archived from the original on 18 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  4. Århus: 1870-1945, Århus byhistoriske Udvalg 1998, s. 49.