Valdemar Andersen

3.2.1875 – 15.7.1928

Valdemar Andersen studied at the School of Technology and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

He later became an illustrator of magazines and books. When he produced posters, they were largely adverts for products or tourism and exhibitions. At the National Exhibition in Aarhus in 1909, Valdemar Andersen worked closely with the architect, Anton Rosen, and made the decorations on several of the exhibition buildings. Valdemar Andersen was also commissioned to design the official poster for the National Exhibition.

The overall style in Valdemar Andersen’s posters is light and refined, with soft colours and a sense of decorative ornamentation, influenced by the organic forms of Art Nouveau.