Sven Brasch

29.1.1886 – 9.2.1970

Sven Brasch completed an apprenticeship, and travelled in 1906 as a journeyman painter to Munich and Paris to take drawing lessons. He was known and loved in Denmark and abroad for his humorous drawings. He had a strong influence on the satirical magazine, Svikmøllen. Meanwhile, he was making a name for himself in the field of posters. Sven Brasch has designed more than 500 posters, and the majority appeared during a period of 20 years. He is best known for his advertising posters and his numerous film and theatre posters.

His style is simple, elegant and refined, influenced by the Art Nouveau style of his time. The figures, often sensual female forms, are always centrally placed on the poster, as a rule on a neutral background.