Peter Ilsted (1861-1933) was a leading Danish artist and printmaker. Ilsted, Carl Holsoe and IlstedÂs brother-in-law, Vilhelm HammershĂži, were the leading artists in early 20th century Denmark. All three artists were members of ÂThe Free ExhibitionÂ, a progressive art society created around 1890. They are famous for painting images of "Sunshine and Silent Rooms", all in subtle colors. Their works reflects the orderliness of a tranquil life Â- similar to the earlier works of Vermeer. Their art was later referred to as the ÂCopenhagen Interior SchoolÂ. These interiors evoke at once a sense of calm, as well as a sense of mystery. The orderly room are often viewed from behindÂcausing one to wonder if the scenes are really tranquil or something else. James McNeill Whistler, Duret and important art critics were early admirers and collectors of IlstedÂs work.
Peter Ilsted var en av Danmarks ledande konstnĂ€rer i bĂ¶rjan av 1900-talet. Ilsted, Carl HolsĂ¶e och svĂ„gern Vilhelm HammershĂ¶i Ă€r kĂ€nda fĂ¶r sina interiĂ¶rer med kĂ€nsla av lugn och mystik. UtĂ¶ver att han var en skicklig mĂ„lare var han Ă€ven en framgĂ„ngsrik grafiker och Ă€r vĂ€lkĂ€nd fĂ¶r sina tekniskt skickligt utfĂ¶rda mezzotinter.