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Lauritz Jensen (1859-1935)

Lauritz Jensen (Denmark) was born in Viborg in 1859 and was educated at the Copenhagen Technical School and apprenticed to Vilhelm Bissen, a master sculptor of the time. He attended the Royal Academy from 1877 to 1885 and won several scholarships during the period from 1885 to 1919. He journeyed to Italy in 1889 and 1894-96 and to America in 1901-2.

Jensen exhibited in Charlottenborg over the years 1880 to 1934 (43 times with 81 pieces) and his honours include the Year's medal in 1898, the Eckersberg medal in 1905, the Neuhausen prize in 1900 and a silver medal in Paris in 1900. He was a member of the Royal Academy's Council from 1909 to 1917 and he died in 1935.

Lauritz Jensen's major works include a series of monuments in Chicago and he worked extensively for the leading porcelain factories in Denmark, producing at least 10 pieces for Royal Copenhagen, at least 30 pieces for Dahl-Jensen and a number of animal pieces for Bing & Grondahl.

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