The painter Jens Birkholm (1869–1915) is one of the central artists of Faaborg Museum. He was involved from the outset when the museum’s patron, Mads Rasmussen, founded Faaborg Museum in 1910. Birkholm lived in Berlin from 1892 to 1902, working with genre painting in the Social Realism vein. Back home in Faaborg, he mainly worked with landscape paintings and genre scenes from the area, but he maintained close ties to Berlin.
The year 2019 marks the 150thanniversary of Birkholm’s birth. The museum celebrates by presenting the exhibition Birkholm’s Echo, a present-day echo of Birkholm’s constant oscillation between the two cities.
The exhibition offers a contemporary take on the present-day relationship between Danish and German artists on the vibrant Berlin art scene.