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Anchers Hus, Skagen

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Anchers Hus is the former residence of the painters Michael and Anna Ancher in Skagen, Denmark. They were both central figures in the artist colony of Skagen Painters who lived and worked in the town during late 19th and early 20th century. They lived in the house for five decades and in 1913 expanded it with a studio annex designed by Ulrik Plesner, another member of the colony.Their house now serves as a historic house museum and displays a large numbers of their own works and their personal art collection. In 1989 the museum was expanded with the neighbouring home of the Saxild family, which is used for museum café, art storage and a historical photo exhibition.HistoryAfter their marriage in 1880, Michael and Anna Ancher took up residency in the Garden House near Brøndums Hotel which was owned by Anna's parents. The Garden House is now a part of Skagens Museum.The house on Markvej 2 was purchased in 1884. In 1913, a large annex was added to the property with studios, kitchen, living and bed rooms.After the death of Michael and Anna Ancher in 1927 and 1935, respectively, the property was taken over by Helga Ancher, their only child, who owned it until her death in 1964. She left the house and all of its contents to a foundation. The former residence was restored and opened as a museum and visitor attraction in 1967, and became a part of Skagens Kunstmuseer · Art Museums of Skagen in 2014.
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  • When to travel to Skagen as a tourist so it includes a visit to Ancher's House. One of the central places in the history of the epoch with the Skagen painters.
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  • It is very special to visit Michael oh Anna Ancher's House, who stands with the original device. I was especially excited about the birds Michael Ancher has painted on the doors
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  • Nice to see where Anna and Michael Ancher lived with all of their paintings and antiques. Nice garden with Astrid Noacks statue by Anna Ancher and Saxilds farm with various exhibitions
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  • One of the best museum I have visited here in Denmark. Old House one of the most popular painters from Skagen - Anna. Really nice and really worth to stop by.
  • Very authentic museum located in the old house of the Ancher family, who are famous for being painters from Skagen.
  • Very nice. With a cafe just next to it where you can enjoy a nice cup of cofee.
  • Nice house showing how one of Denmark's most famous painters lived
  • Lovely museum with lots of paintings by the Skagen painters

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