2005

Willumsen's Museum is extended to three times its original size by the architect Theo Bjerg

20052021-11-26T14:34:13+01:00

1989

Another major Willumsen collection belonging to the newspaper editor Victor Petersen is installed at Odden Manor near Hjørring, and is now open to the public

19892021-11-26T14:34:38+01:00

4/4 1958

Willumsen dies in Le Cannet and is buried in the grounds of J.F. Willumsen’s Museum

4/4 19582021-11-26T14:34:24+01:00

1957

Inauguration of J.F. Willumsen’s Museum in Frederikssund, designed by the architect Thyge Hvass. Willumsen is living in Cannes and never gets to see the museum, but issues the verdict that it looks like “a sawmill in Switzerland” from the South of France

19572021-11-26T14:34:02+01:00

1947

Exhibits his Old Collection at Charlottenborg. Due to a series of erroneous work attributions the collection receives harsh reviews by experts. Draws up a deed of gift donating his works and collection to the state of Denmark

19472022-02-28T17:27:03+01:00

1930s

Stays for periods in Venice and Rome, purchases Asian works for his collection, and continues to campaign for and design a museum dedicated to his work and collection

1930s2021-11-26T14:33:48+01:00

1928-1930

Starts living with the dancer and painter Michelle Bourret, a relationship that lasts until his death. The couple had no children

1928-19302021-11-26T14:33:35+01:00
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