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Jais Nielsen

Danish, 1885-1961

Born in Denmark, Jais Nielsen initially studied at Kristian Zahrtmann’s art school and exhibited for the first time at the 1907 Autumn Salon in Copenhagen's Charlottenberg Palace. He participated in the ground-breaking The Group of Thirteen modernism show, where his focus on dynamic figural painting and his bold use of color set him dramatically apart from his contemporaries. From 1907–11, his use of 'primitive' Fauve colors reinforced his clear departure from traditional Danish painting. In 1911, Nielsen moved to Paris where he settled in the Latin Quarter near the Musée de Cluny. His first formal Paris exhibition was at the Salon d’Automne of 1912. During this first Paris period, from which the present work dates, Nielsen attended meetings of the Section d’Or at the studio of Jacques Villon and began to incorporate distinct, yet subtle, Cubist elements into his work. At the outbreak of World War One, Nielsen moved back to Copenhagen, taking his Parisian Modernist style with him. Sports, dance and circus life were the themes that interested him and he painted many canvases in the best tradition of the early Cubists, of which he became the earliest Danish exponent. Neilsen exhibited widely and with success and was the only Danish artist represented in the landmark Futurist exhibition, “Futurismo & Futurismi” in Venice, Italy in 1986. A retrospective of his work was also held at the Galerie 1900–2000 in 1986. Nielsen is recognized as a founding pioneer of Scandinavian modernism and his works are held in private and public collections worldwide including the permanent collections of the National Art Museum in Copenhagen and the National Museum in Oslo. He is well-listed in all art historical reference works including Thieme-Becker and in Benezit, which gives a signature sample.

(Biography provided by McNaught Fine Art)
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Creator:Jais Nielsen
Jais Nielsen for Royal Copenhagen, 'Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, Stoneware
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

Jais Nielsen for Royal Copenhagen, Ceramic Vase in Oxblood Glaze, 1930s
By Royal Copenhagen, Jais Nielsen
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Ceramic

Jais Nielsen Ceramic Vase / Urn with Lid by Royal Copenhagen in Denmark
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Located in Malmo, SE
Ceramic vase / urn with lid designed by Jais Nielsen. Produced by Royal Copenhagen in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Ceramic

Royal Copenhagn Jais Nielsen Vase in Sung Glaze #2757
By Royal Copenhagen, Jais Nielsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagn Jais Nielsen vase in sung glaze #2757. Measures 21.5 cm and is in perfect condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

Royal Copenhagen Stoneware Vase in Celedon Glaze by Jais Nielsen 2762
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
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Royal Copenhagen stoneware vase in celedon glaze by Jais Nielsen 2762. Measures 12.5 cm and is in good condition.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

1920s-1930s Large Oxblood Glazed Vase by Jais Nielsen for Royal Copenhagen
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
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Large 1920´s - 1930´s Oxblood Glazed Vase in excellent condition with relief decorations depicting David with lion, by Jais Nielsen for Royal Copenhagen. Base marked: Royal Copenhag...
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Stoneware

Royal Copenhagen Stoneware Vase with Celedon Glaze by Jais Nielsen 2/2760
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen stoneware vase with celedon glaze by Jais Nielsen 2/2760. Measures: 12 cm, good condition with light crazing in the glaze.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

Royal Copenhagen Jais Nielsen Unique Vase #2370 Jonah and the Whale
By Royal Copenhagen, Jais Nielsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Jais Nielsen vase #2370 Jonas and the whale. Measures 14.5 cm. Unique signed with Jais 1923.
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1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

Royal Copnhagen Jais Nielsen Stoneware Vase Bronze Lid by Knud Andersen #20611
By Knud Andersen, Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copnhagen Jais Nielsen stoneware vase with bronze lid by Knud Andersen #20611. Measures 33.7 cm without lid. In perfect condition.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Bronze

Royal Copenhagen Stoneware Plaquette #2710 by Jais Nielsen
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen stoneware plaquette #2710 by Jais Nielsen. Measures: 7.5 cm diameter (2 61/64 inches). In good condition.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

Royal Copenhagen Stoneware Plaquette #2709 by Jais Nielsen
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen stoneware plaquette #2709 by Jais Nielsen. Measures: 7.5 cm Dia (2 61/64 inches). In good condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

Royal Copenhagen Jais Nielsen Lidded Vase with Oxblood Glaze #787
By Royal Copenhagen, Jais Nielsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Jais Nielsen lidded vase with oxblood glaze #787. Measures 26.7 cm and is in perfect condition.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

Royal Copenhagen Jais Nielsen Stoneware Plaquette #2710
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Jais Nielsen stoneware plaquette #2710. Measures 7.5 cm and is in good condition.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

Royal Copenhagen Stoneware Plaquette by #2709 by Jais Nielsen
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen stoneware plaquette by #2709 by Jais Nielsen. Measures: 7.5 cm dia (2 61/64 inches). In good condition.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

Royal Copenhagen Jais Nielsen Vase #20569
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Jais Nielsen vase #20569. Measures 10 cm and is in perfect condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Stoneware Plaquette #2710 by Jais Nielsen
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen stoneware plaquette #2710 by Jais Nielsen. 7.5 cm dia (2 61/64 inches). In good condition.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jais Nielsen

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Stoneware

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Jais Nielsen furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture from Jais Nielsen are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Jais Nielsen collection of furniture, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 16 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Jais Nielsen were created in Scandinavian modern style during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Thorkild Olsen, Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye and Arno Malinowski. Jais Nielsen furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $150 and tops out at $5,342, while pieces like these can sell for $308.