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Michael Peter Ancher
Michael Peter Ancher (June 9, 1849 - September 19, 1927), born on Bornholm, was a Danish painter. In 1874 he joined the growing society of artists in Skagen, the Skagen Painters, and in 1880 he married fellow painter Anna Brøndum and settled permanently in the town.
Michael Ancher is famous for his paintings of the local fishermen. He got his artistic breakthrough in 1879 with the painting Vil han klare pynten (Will he round the point).
- See also: List of Danish painters
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