Welcome to the Albert Mertz Catalogue Raisonné. An archive of works by the Danish artist Albert Mertz. The works are published here on the site and the work continues. The goal is to present Mertz’s overall oeuvre here on his 100th birthday on January 31st 2020.
Albert Mertz (1920 – 1990) had his exhibition debut only thirteen years old in 1933 and started at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1936. Several years later he became a teaching professor at the same institution from 1979 until his death in 1990. Mertz is recognized for his art critics, his experimental films and in his work as a painter. He was co-founder of the Linien II in 1947, showed with the artists associations Grønningen and Den Frie and represented Denmark posthumously at the 21st Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil in 1991. Albert Mertz is represented in all major Danish art museums, in Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, The National Gallery, Oslo Norway and in major collections such as Daimler Art Collection. He received both Eckersberg Medal (1964) and Thorvaldsen Medal (1988).
Albert Mertz Catalog Raisonné is an art history research project by art historian Christian Hald Foghmar, supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and hosted by Sorø Kunstmuseum.