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Henry Heerup

Nationality: 
Denmark
City of birth: 
Frederiksberg
1907
1993
Movement: 

Henry Heerup was a Danish painter, sculptor and composer. He was a member of the CoBrA movement.

Heerup studied at the Danish royal academy for visual art. Before joining CoBrA, he was a member of the artist groups Linien and Høst.

In his work he created his own fantasy world and always worked outside on his land on the outskirts of Copenhagen. His paintings have a very typical visual language that is related to the naive style and folk art. As a sculptor he worked mostly with granite.