(19 May 1925 in Copenhagen
– 7 April 2003 in Frederiksberg
, Denmark) was a Danish artist.
His artistic career started in 1945 with entering the Copenhagen Academy of Arts
, where he studied in the classes of the Professors Kræsten Iversen (1886-1955), Olaf Rude (1886-1957) and Axel Jørgensen (1890-1963).
In the early fifties he discovered characteristic motif cycles, which were to influence all of his work. From then on he mostly devoted himself to painting scenes from his immediate surroundings, which he transferred directly onto canvas on site.Eisner showed particular interest in the long-established Danish forest park "Dyrehaven", which offered the painter a wide repertoire of motifs for years.He also was interested in motifs of the popular amusement parks "Tivoli"
as well as in scenes from his personal surroundings in Frederiksberg and views of the island of Bornholm
.Other pictographic themes which were constant factors in Eisner's paintings are still life
and the Danish traditional "Sankt Hans Fire"
Ib Eisner worked mostly in picture series to explore the nuances of changes of lighting moods and seasons. French Impressionist theme and composition techniques are noticeable not only in his preferred method of operation, the plein-air painting, which from this point on the artist applied in all weather conditions, but also in the treatment and application of colour. These alternate between the... Read More