From 1884 onwards, Anchers Hus in Skagen was the home of one of the most celebrated artists’ couples in Scandinavian art history, painters Anna Ancher (1859-1935) and Michael Ancher (1849-1927). Both artists were prominent figures in the group of Skagen painters, and their home was a centre in the daily life of the artists’ colony in Skagen.
The couple’s only daughter, Helga Ancher, inherited the house upon Anna Ancher’s death in 1935 but did not take up residence in the house and left it unaltered. After Helga Ancher’s death in 1964, the house was opened as a museum 1967. It appears today as it would have during the lifetime of Anna Ancher and Michael Ancher.
The Anchers were passionate art collectors and left a collection of several thousand paintings and works on paper. Around 250 of these are on display in Anchers Hus including works by Peder Severin Krøyer, Oscar Björck, Laurits Andersen Ring, and Marie Krøyer.
Anchers Hus is part of the Art Museums of Skagen.