Helle-Vibeke Erichsen, Danish artist, Died at 76

Helle-Vibeke Erichsen was born on January 12, 1940, and died on March 5, 2016.

She was a Danish artist.

She had created caricatures of people she met, initially in the form of etchings and woodcuts.

Since 1984, Halle specialized in painting.

She spent a year at Robert Askou Jensen’s art school, then she studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under the painter Søren Hjorth Nielsen and the graphic artist Holger J. Jensen (1959–66).

Erichsen strange depictions of the people she met bear more resemblance to the works of Jane Muus than to those of her teachers at the Academy.

Various pieces of her graphical works were sketched on the spot but most were created on the basis of memory.

Vibeke Erichsen paintings reveal her keen powers of observation, leading to often comical renderings of people in streets and cafés, carefully and colourfully depicted in acrylics.

Reportedly the painter Kjeld Heltoft stated that: “In almost all her pictures, the composition was based on a relationship between people, stairs, windows and doors” leading to “a fully personal pictorial world in which the fragility of the figures contrasts with a solid interior or the heavy stones of a wall.”

Halle started to exhibit at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1940.

Vibeke Erichsen works can be found in the Royal Collection of Graphic Art in Copenhagen, at Aalborg’s Kunsten and in the art museums of Southern Jutland, Vejle, Randers, Skive and in the Kastrupgård collection.

Helle-Vibeke Erichsen passed away at 76 yrs