SOREN GEORG JENSEN (1917-1982)

Soren Georg Jensen was the fifth of Georg Jensen's six children. He trained to become a silversmith and was apprenticed at the Georg jensen Silversmithy from 1931 to 1936. He later trained as a sculptor at the Kunstakademiets Billedhuggerskole (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Sculpture) in Copenhagen from 1941 to 45 and had his work exhibited beginning in 1944 at The Charlottenhorg Spring Exhibition in Charlottenborg Denmark. In 1949, he returned to the Georg Jensen Silversmithy and from 1962 to 1974, was the artistic director, taking over from Harald Nielsen, his uncle.

Jensen's reputation as a sculptor was even greater than his reputation as a designer. He ended up realizing his father's ambition which was to be a sculptor. Soren Georg Jensen's sculpture is abstract and substantial and often in granite and he brought the same fine sense of form to his silver designs in jewelry and hollowware. His work in silver has the same simple natural forms as his sculpture and the decorative elements in the silver works are few.

Soren Georg Jensen work was exhibited internationally and his many awards included a gold medal at the Milan Tirennale (1960), the Eckersberg medal (1966) and the Thorvaldsen medal (1974).

From GEORG JENSEN HOLLOWWARE, THE SILVERFUND COLLECTION, David A. Taylor & Jason W. Laskey, 2003

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