Sophus Clod Svensson Biography

Sophus Clod Svensson




Painter, printmaker, and art critic Sophus Maximilian Clod Svensson was born on May 10, 1867, in Kolding, Denmark. He attended the Royal Danish Academy where he studied art for the school year between 1880-1881, focusing on landscape painting. Outside of his formal education he also learned various printmaking techniques, including etching and aquatint, as well as woodworking and metalsmithing. He worked as a decorative artist for the Copenhagen municipality, creating frescoes for the city hall, and as an art critic for Kristeligt Dagblad beginning in 1903. He cofounded the Society of Graphic Artists in Denmark.

Among his commissioned decorative works are the wrought iron gate of the English Church in Copenhagen; plaster decoration for the Villa Bel Colle in Rungstad; and various illustrated books. Svensson died in Copenhagen on July 27, 1941.