Thorvaldsen Medal

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Thorvaldsen Medal
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The first Thorvaldsen Medal which in gold which was presented to Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1842.
Sponsored by Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Date1837;183 years ago (1837)
CountryDenmark
Formerly calledExhibition Medal (1837)
Thorvaldsen Exhibition Medal (1866)
Current Winner Per Bak Jensen, Viera Collaro

The Thorvaldsen Medal (Danish: Thorvaldsens Medalje, Thorvaldsen Medaillen) is awarded annually with few exceptions to a varying number of recipients by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and is its highest distinction within the visual arts. It is named after the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.

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The medal was founded in 1837 as the Exhibition Medal and awarded for talented works in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in the Charlottenborg Palace. In 1866, it was renamed the Thorvaldsen Exhibition Medal (Danish : Thorvaldsenske Udstillings-Medaille), and from 1923 it has been known under its current name. [1]

Medal design

The medal is executed in silver and designed by the sculptor Christen Christensen  [ da ] (1806–45) in connection with Thorvaldsen's homecoming from Rome in 1838.

Recipients

Exhibition Medal recipients

YearLaureateWinning workRef(s)
1839 Martinus Rørbye En Tyrkisk Notar, Som Afslutter En Aegtepagt (Martinus Rorbye).jpg A Turkish notary drawing up a marriage contract in front of the Kiliç Ali Pasha Mosque, Tophane, Constantinople
1841 Wilhelm Marstrand Oktoberfesten Rom. 1839..jpg Scene of the October celebrations in Rome (Scene af oktoberfesten i Rom)
1842 Bertel Thorvaldsen Honorary medal
1843 Johan Vilhelm Gertner Stiftsprovst Trydes Portræt Source
1845 P. C. Skovgaard P.C. Skovgaard, Parti fra udkanten af Tisvilde Skov, 1845, 10175, Skovgaard Museet.jpg Scene from Tisvilde Woods (Parti ved Udkanten af Tisvilde Skov)
Udsigt mellem traeer ved Skarrit So )1845).jpg View of Skarrit Lake (Udsigt over Skarrit Sø)
1846 Anton Melbye Melbye Eddystone 1846.jpg Eddystone Lighthouse (Eddystone Fyrtaarn)
1847 Jens Adolf Jerichau
1849 Godtfred Rump Scene from Himmelbjerget (Parti fra Himmelbjerget)
1853 Julius Exner Besoget hos bedstefader. 1853 - Julius Exner.jpg Visiting Grandfather ("Besøget gos bedstefar")
1858 Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
1860 Frederik Vermehren Frederik Vermehren - Domestic Scene in a Poor Peasant's Living-Room - KMS962 - Statens Museum for Kunst.jpg Huslig Syssel i en fattig Bondestue; en Kone bælger Ærter
1860 William Hammer Korn og Fruget under et AEbletrae.png Grain and fruits under an apple tree ("Korn og Fruget under et Æbletræ") Source
1860 Theobald Stein Neapolitan fishing boy, carrying a pitcher("Neapolitansk Fiskerdreng, bærende en Vandkrukke")
1861 Christen Dalsgaard En kones hojtidelige kirkegang efter barselfaerd.jpg (En Kones højtidelige Kirkegang efter Barselfærd)
1867 Carl Neumann Skibe under land efter en byge.jpg Skibe under land efter en byge
1871 Janus la Cour Aften ved Nemisøen
1872 Otto Bache Otto Bache - Raeder family in Kronprinsessegade.jpg Portrait group of the Ræder family (Portrætgruppe af Familien Ræder)
1882 Vilhelm Rosenstand Outside a Brasserie in Paris. Mother and Son at Café Pousse (Udenfor et Brasserie i Paris. Moder og Søn ved Pousse-Caféen)
1882 Peder Severin Krøyer ?
1882 Frants Henningsen Frants Henningsen - A Funeral - Google Art Project.jpg A Funeral (En Begravelse)
1883 Thorvald Niss Winter Scene from Folehaven
1883 Bertha Wegmann Portrait of the Artist's Sister (Portræt af kunstnerindens søster)
1884 August Jerndorff
1884 Christian Zacho Quiet waters in Dyrehaven (Et stille Vand i Dyrehaven) Source
1886 Viggo Johansen Viggo Johansen Aftenpassiar 1886.jpg Evening talk
(Aftenpassiar )
1887 Otto Haslund Koncert - Otto Haslund.jpg Concerto (Koncert) Source
1887 Hans Michael Therkildsen Køerne vandes
1887 Carl Thomsen
1890 Georg Achen Johanne Achen. The Artist's Mother (Johanne Achen, kunstnerens Moder)
1893 Julius Paulsen
1896 Michael Ancher ?
1899 Ludvig Brandstrup Christian IX Equestrian statue - Esbjerg.jpg Christian IX statue, Esbjerg
1892 Knud Larsen
1906 L. A. Ring ?
1907 Bertha Dorph Et besøg hos den unge barselskone
1913 Ejnar Nielsen ?
1915 Theodor Philipsen ?
1918 Herman Vedel Fra forhandlingerne om grundloven 5. juni 1915
1923 Joakim Skovgaard Jomfru i Fugleham

Thorvaldsen Medal recipients

YearRecipient [2] Field
1926 Karl Jensen Painter
1927 Fritz Syberg Painter
1930 Carl J. Bonnesen Sculptor
1932 Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Sculptor
1933 Niels Larsen Stevns Painter
1934 Johan Rohde Painter
1936 Niels Hansen Jacobsen Sculptor
1937 Niels Skovgaard
Gerhard Henning
Sculptor
Sculptor
1940 Sigurd Swane
Mogens Bøggild
Painter
Sculptor
1941 Johannes Larsen
Aksel Jørgensen
Painter
Painter
1942 Olaf Rude Painter
1943 Oluf Høst Painter
1944 Einar Utzon-Frank
Johannes C. Bjerg
Hans Knudsen
Svend Hammershøi
Sculptor
Sculptor
Painter
Painter
1946 Jens Søndergaard
Axel P. Jensen
Painter
Painter
1948 Rasmus Harboe
Jais Nielsen
Sculptor
Painter
1950 Jean Gauguin
Adam Fischer
Sculptor
Sculptor
1951 Ebba Carstensen Painter
1952 Elof Risebye
Ole Søndergaard
Painter
Architect
1954 Astrid Noack Sculptor
1956 Laura Brun-Pedersen Painter
1957 William Scharff Painter
1960 Henrik Starcke Sculptor
1961 Erik Hoppe Painter
1963 Carl-Henning Pedersen
Palle Nielsen
Axel Poulsen
Painter
Painter
Sculptor
1964 Georg Jacobsen Painter
1965 Niels Lergaard
Jørgen Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Painter
Sculptor
1966 Harald Leth
Svend Johansen
Painter
Painter
1967 Henry Heerup
Lauritz Hartz
Robert Jacobsen
Painter
Painter
Sculptor
1968 Richard Mortensen
Povl Christensen
Knud Nellemose
Painter
Painter
Sculptor
1969 Ejler Bille
Paul Gadegaard
Painter
Painter
1970 Wilhelm Freddie Painter
1971 Knud Agger
Peter Alsing Nielsen
Sonja Ferlov Mancoba
Painter
Painter
Sculptor
1972 Søren Hjorth Nielsen
Erik Thommesen
Painter
Sculptor
1973 Karl Bovin
Else Alfelt
Willy Ørskov
Painter
Painter
Sculptor
1974 Søren Georg Jensen Painter
1975 Gunnar Westman Sculptor
1976 Anna Klindt Sørensen
Gottfred Eickhoff
Painter
Sculptor
1977 Franciska Clausen
Bent Sørensen
Painter
Sculptor
1978 Sven Dalsgaard
Ole Schwalbe
Ole Kielberg
Painter
Painter
Painter
1979 Jørgen Haugen Sørensen
Dan Sterup-Hansen
Sculptor
Painter
1980 Gunnar Aagaard Andersen Painter
1983 Kasper Heiberg Painter
1984 Arne Haugen Sørensen
Mogens Andersen
Jane Muus
Painter
Painter
Painter
1985 Ib Braase Sculptor
1986 Frede Christoffersen
Else Fischer-Hansen
Rasmus Nellemann
Painter
Painter
Painter
1987 Per Kirkeby Painter
1988 Albert Mertz Painter
1989 Jørn Larsen Painter
1990 Christian Daugaard Painter
1991 Ib Geertsen Painter
1982 Hein Heinsen
Egon Fischer
Sculptor
Sculptor
1994 Mogens Møller Sculptor
1995 Sven Havsteen-Mikkelsen Painter
1996 Bjørn Nørgaard Sculptor
1997 John Olsen
Richard Winther
Painter
Painter
1998 Stig Brøgger Painter
1999 Torben Ebbesen
Jørgen Boberg
Sculptor
Painter
2000 Thomas Bang
Kirsten Lockenwitz
Ingálvur av Reyni
Sculptor
Sculptor
Painter
2001 Ole Sporring Painter
2002 Kirsten Ortwed Sculptor
2003 Ingvar Cronhammar Sculptor
2004 Troels Wörsel Painter
2005 Kirsten Justesen
Jytte Rex
Sculptor
Painter
2006 Jørgen Rømer Painter
2008 Erik Hagens Painter
2009 Christian Lemmerz Sculptor
2010 Morten Stræde
Elisabeth Toubro
Sculptor
Sculptor
2011 Eva Koch
Freddie A. Lerche
Sculptor
Painter
2012 Kirsten Klein Photographer
2013 Olafur Eliasson
Kirsten Dehlholm
Painter
Painter
2014 Martin Erik Andersen Sculptor
2015 Per Bak Jensen
Viera Collaro
Photographer
Sculptor
2016 Jesper Christiansen
Erik August Frandsen
Jytte Høy
Visual artist
Painter
Visual artist
2017 Finn Reinbothe Visual artist [3]
2018 Lone Høyer Hansen Sculptor
2019 Eric Andersen Visual artist

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References

  1. "Thorvaldsens Madalje". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  2. "Tildelinger af medaljer". Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Archived from the original on 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
  3. "En hyldest til den danske kunst" (PDF) (in Danish). Akademirådet. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2018.