Asger Jorn

Danish 1914-1973

Asger Jorn, the stage name of Asger Oluf Jørgensen was a Danish artist, born March 3, 1914 in Vejrum in Jutland. Asger Jorn died May 1, 1973 in Aarhus and was buried at Grötlingbo cemetery on the island. Asger Jorn was during his life an internationally known and highly prolific artist.

Jorn first studied to be a teacher , then studied painting with Fernand Le'ger 1936-1937. In the late 1930s he studied at the Art Academy under Aksel Jorgensen. The Academy was Jorn driving force behind the magazine Helhesten which was a forum for abstract and expressionistic painting. 1948-1951 Jorn were included together with Karel Appel and Corneille in the artist group COBRA.

1951 came the announcement that Jorn suffered from tuberculosis. From 1955, Jorn works in Paris, Switzerland and Italy. 1958 Jorn experienced a breakthrough as an exhibitor at the World's Fair in Brussels. There he was represented with artwork, letters til my søn. Jorn donated a lot of his work to Jutland Silkeborg kunstmuseum.

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Asger Jorn, artistnamn för Asger Oluf Jørgensen, var en dansk konstnär, född den 3 mars 1914 i Vejrum på Jylland. Asger Jorn avled den 1 maj 1973 i Århus och begravdes på Grötlingbo kyrkogård på Gotland. Asger Jorn blev under sin levnad en internationellt känd och mycket produktiv konstnär.

Jorn studerade först till lärare, därefter studerade han måleri hos Fernand Le´ger 1936-1937. I slutet av 1930-talet studerade han vid Kunstakademiet under Aksel Jorgensen. Vid akademin var Jorn drivande kraft bakom tidskriften Helhesten vilken var ett forum för abstrakt och expressionistiskt måleri. 1948-1951 ingick Jorn, tillsammans med Karel Appel och Corneille i konstnärsgruppen COBRA.