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Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen ~ Surrealist /Abstract painter

Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen (December 24, 1909 - September 13, 1957) was a Danish painter, writer and art theorist.
Born in Copenhagen, he studied under Axel Revold at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts from 1927-1929, and then, under Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky at Bauhaus Dessau from 1930 to 1931.
He was a Surrealist painter and agitated for the style in several publications. He influenced several painters, including Karen Holtsmark, Bjarne Rise and Johannes Rian. He lived in Sweden from 1944.
Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Henie Onstad Art Center and at the Skive Kunstmuseum.
He died of heart disease at the hospital in Halmstad, Sweden in 1957 at the age of 47.

Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen (24 dicembre 1909 - 13 settembre 1957) è stato un pittore, scrittore e teorico dell'arte Danese.
Nato a Copenaghen, ha studiato sotto Axel Revold presso l'Accademia Nazionale norvegese di Belle Arti dal 1927-1929, e poi, sotto Paul Klee e Wassily Kandinsky a Bauhaus Dessau dal 1930-1931.
Era un pittore Surrealista. Ha influenzato diversi pittori, tra cui Karen Holtsmark, Bjarne Ascesa e Johannes Rian. Ha vissuto in Svezia dal 1944.
Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen ha esibito in diverse gallerie e musei, anche a Henie Onstad Art Center e al Kunstmuseum Skive.
Morì di malattia cardiaca presso l'ospedale di Halmstad, in Svezia nel 1957, all'età di 47.