Aage Roose

Danish 1880-1970



Experimenting with theories of early modernism, Aage Roose was highly praised for his use of natural light to capture the mood of the figures and scenes he portrayed. A master of the woodcut, Roose was well known for his series of Scandinavian landscapes.


Educated at the royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1899-1900 with Clod Svensson, Roose then studied at the Kunstnernes Studioskole, under L. Tuxton and P.S. Kroyer from 1901-1905, exhibiting for the first time in Charlottenborg, Denmark in 1904. More studies followed in Paris at the Academi Colarrosi from 1905-1906.


Aage Roose worked and exhibited widely throughout his lifetime, with shows in London, New York, Prague and Rome. He taught printmaking at the Royal Danish Academy, and along with Viggo Pederson, he opened his own art school in 1909.


Roose work is in the collections of the Lund Museum, Sweden, and in Denmarks Aarhus Gallery, Gallery Dybal, and Fyn Museum. The husband of equally famous artist Wanda Roose, Aage participated in the Charlottenburg Fall Exhibition every year until his death in 1970.