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Erik Fischer

Erik Fischer (1920-2012) dr. h.c., had his professional base at The Department of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Copenhagen from 1948 to his retirement in 1990. He was appointed keeper of the Collection in 1964.

From 1964 onwards, Erik Fischer was an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen where he influenced a generation of Danish students of art history. In 1965 he was appointed the first chairman of The Danish Arts Foundation, and as a distinguished member of numerous official art commissions and societies he left a mark on Danish art policies. During his more than forty years at the Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings, Erik Fischer curated a large number of exhibitions. He has published texts on Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolai Abildgaard, C.W. Eckersberg, Per Kirkeby, and others.

Erik Fischer started working on Melchior Lorck in the late 1950s.

For his achievements in the field of art history, Erik Fischer received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen in 1991.

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