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Biografie–Ib Eisner 1925-2003

Ib Eisner was born on May 19, 1925 in Copenhagen .  
At the age of fifteen, he initially started as an apprentice house painter.  His master, Anton Hansen, recognised his artistic talent and gave him drawing lessons.  Later he attended classes taught by the painter Viggo Brandt.  On Hansen’s recommendation he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Arts in
Copenhagen in 1945, where he studied with renowned painters and professors such as Axel Jørgensen, Kræsten Iversen, and Olaf Rude.

There he met the painter Vilhelm Wils (1880-1960).  Wils became a fatherly friend to the young artist, and they shared their liking for the motifs of the forest park “Dyrehaven,” where Eisner had painted since 1943.

Eisner celebrated his artistic debut early, during the first year of his academy career with the “Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling”.  Since then, he had exhibitions in “Den Frie”, “Møstings Hus” and “Brøndsalen” in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen as well as internationally (Sweden, England, Japan), to name only a few.  In addition, he organised several exhibitions with the most influential Danish art dealer, Henning Larsen, in Copenhagen .

In 1948 Ib Eisner was awarded the title of Wilstrup Scholar, and in 1982 the Bakken-Oscar, donated by the Carlsberg-Tuborg brewery.

During his numerous stays abroad in France , in the Netherlands and in England he studied the international art scene.

During an interim period he taught in the porcelain factory of Bing & Grøndahl and gave private lessons in painting.

In 1947 he married the weaver and painter Inger Larsen. 
From the marriage came two sons: Jeppe (born 1952), and Morten (born 1954), who both became artists as well. 

Following a prolonged illness, the artist died in Frederiksberg / Copenhagen on April 7, 2003 .

Ib Eisner’s works were purchased by art associations for the promotion of fine arts as well as banks and companies in Denmark , Norway and Sweden and by private collectors.  His international recognition is evident through the sale of his paintings to Germany , Sweden , Japan , England and the United States .