Just as H.C Andersen
is the undisputed King of storytelling so is Storm P. the
supreme Master and Lord of the cartoon. Wilhelm Busch became
of the comic strip but Storm P. was the genius of the single-illustration
cartoon giving eternal life to a rich variety of characters.
From the home-less cheerful philosopher-hoboes to the eccentric
professors - letting them comment on an endless number of
topics helping us to see life's trifling affairs in a snapshot
Born Robert Storm Petersen in 1890, Copenhagen, son of
a butcher, he became a painter- illustrator producing over 50.000 drawings
and paintings until his death in 1949. His destiny to world fame was only
obstructed by the war and the occupation of Denmark in 1940.
His characters however all came through the war unharmed and live on forever.
In Denmark, Storm P. 's art is an institution just like the
little mermaid or the round-tower and is loved and cherished ... by all danes
regardless age, class or gender ... so if you visit Copenhagen, take bus no 24
from Raadhuspladsen (Town Hall) or Tivoli and in 10 minutes you will be at Frederiksberg
Rundel with the Storm P.-museum right in front of you.
After visiting the Storm P.-museum "just around the
corner" from Copenhagen Zoo, take a stroll in Fredriksberg-Have or
visit one of the countless small bars and garden-restaurants around Storm
P.'s beloved boulevards. And if you should run into one of his characters
asking for "a fiver" don't be stingy, give him five kroner
..... it may be Aristotle, Archimedes, Pythagoras or Diogenes .....
Storm P. Museum
Tel. 38 86 05 23
Fax 38 86 05 29
October - April
Wed, Thu, Sun: 10:00-16:00
May - September
Daily: 10:00-16:00 (Mon. closed)