Dagmar Olrik

Female 1860 - 1932  (72 years)


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  • Name Dagmar Olrik 
    Born 28 Jun 1860  København, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dagmar Olrik (1860 - 1932)
      Olrik, Dagmar
      1860-1932, tapestry weaver.

      * 28.6.1860 in Copenhagen, ? 22.9.1932 in Klampenborg, Skovshoved sg.

      Parents: painter, sculptor leOle Henrik Benedictus O. (1830-90) and Hermina Valentiner (1839-1917).

      DO grew up with seven siblings in an artistic and academic environment. The father was a sought-after portrait painter, and both DO and sister Benedicte (g. Brummer) chose to educate themselves as artists, while ?Axel O. became a folklore researcher and literary historian, ?Jørgen O. museum inspector, ?Eyvind O. Supreme Court judge and ?Hans O. historian and school principal. The many siblings had common areas of interest and influenced each other. 1879-80, DO went to the School of Drawing and Art Industry for Women and was then taught by his father, later by the painter go Viggo Pedersen. She made her debut at Charlottenborg's Spring Exhibition in 1893, where she continued to exhibit over the years.

      However, it was to be as a tapestry weaver that the DO really came to establish its name. Like many of the other artists of the time, she was on a study trip in Germany, France and Italy, and in Rome and Florence she learned 1900 tapestry weaving and restoration of tapestries. In 1902, she became head of the workshop for weaving tapestries for Copenhagen's new town hall. At the initiative of his brother Axel O., the painter ?Lorenz Frølich would be honored on his 80th birthday by decorating the town hall with tapestries made after his cartons that had motifs from Norse mythology. It became a work that came to extend over 18 years, and DO solved with great skill the extensive task with its sure knowledge of shapes and colors and its technical skill in transferring the artist's cartons and sketches to the textile material.In 1902-10, the sister assisted her in the work of the workshop, where the DO trained many students. In addition to the major work with the town hall tapestries, she performed tasks with the restoration of tapestries for the National Museum, Copenhagen University, the Frederiksborg Museum and for a number of manors. She also used her artistic abilities in her own workshop works and exhibitions. From 1918 she lived in Klampenborg with her sister and his spouse architect ?Carl Brummer. In 1920, she was honored with the Medal of Merit in gold for her work with the tapestries.From 1918 she lived in Klampenborg with her sister and his spouse architect ?Carl Brummer. In 1920, she was honored with the Medal of Merit in gold for her work with the tapestries.From 1918 she lived in Klampenborg with her sister and his spouse architect ?Carl Brummer. In 1920, she was honored with the Medal of Merit in gold for her work with the tapestries.

      DO worked in a period of Danish textile history, where the old tapestry technique was taken up again, and where a growing interest in modern consumer textiles, among other things. provided the impetus for the creation of new weaving schools. The motifs from folk songs and Norse mythology that characterized the time before the turn of the century were replaced by an inspiration from the museums' peasant textiles. During this time of wrestling, the DO emphasized the national textile tradition, while at the same time emphasizing a renewal of weaving as a profession.

      Sign. from 1864 and 1877 by Henrik Olrik. Goal. from 1905 and 1907-08 by Benedicte Brummer. Photo in KB.

      Lorenz Frølich: Own Records and Letters to and from His Family and Friends , 1920-21. The Promotion of Handicrafts 3 / 1976-77. Words and Picture 41/1932.

      Private archive in KB.

      Recorded in the Danish Biographical Lexicon.
      Ingeborg Cock-Clausen
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Sep 1932  Klampenborg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17394  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father Ole Henrik Benedictus Olrik,   b. 24 May 1830, København, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1890, Frederiksberg, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Hermina Valentinar 
    Family ID F6220  Group Sheet


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