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Hugo Liisberg

1896 - 1958

Hugo Liisberg trained as a sculptor and ceramist. He was an apprentice at The Royal Porcelain Factory from 1913-1915 and was a pupil of sculptor Kai Nielsen. In 1919 he exhibited at Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling (the Autumn exhibition of Artists). He went to Antoine Bourdelles School in Paris in 1920 and in 1921 he travelled to Italy. He has exhibited his works in both Denmark and Sweden.

Hugo Liisberg worked primarily with animal sculptures. He had inherited the sense for this particular motif from his father who worked for the Royal Porcelain Factory. He worked with glazed stoneware from 1930 in collaboration with ceramist Nathalie Krebs.

In the 1940s he made drawings for brooches for Georg Jensen with motifs inspired by his animal sculptures. These brooches were very popular and inspired other companies as C. M. Cohr, Hansen & Andersen and Bernhard Hertz to make similar brooches.

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