A dreamed-of cabin and studio retreat for Holger Drachmann (1846-1908), in the artists' colony of Skagen, Denmark.
Holger Drachmann was best known as a poet and dramatist, but had learnt to paint in Bornholm. He began to focus on literature in the 1870s, but he and his wife also frequently visited Skagen, at a time when the so-called 'Skagen community' of artists were actively gathering together. Here, Drachmann drew inspiration from other members of the group, who gathered regularly in the seaside village to paint en plein air, in emulation of the French Impressionists. Inspired by figures such as Michael and Anna Ancher, Peder Severin Krøyer (1851-1909) and the painter and art historian Karl Madsen (1855-1938), and after returning from America in search of 'a little cabin and a studio', Drachmann and his wife Soffi moved to Skagen in 1902, staying until his death in 1908.
Drachmanns Hus opened to the public as a museum in 1911. Today it displays Drachmann's own paintings and sketches, as well as those of his Skagen contemporaries.