Christian Asmussen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameChristian•Asmussen
Used nameChristian•Asmussen
Born3 February 1873 in Faaborg, Faaborg-Midtfyn (DEN)
Died29 June 1940 in Gentofte (DEN)
NOC Denmark


Christian Asmussen was a Danish painter and graphic artist. As a pupil of Soren Lund, Asmussen was educated at private painting schools in Denmark and at the Royal Art Academy in München but then worked abroad most of his life. Already having worked as a theatre painter prior to his studies, Asmussen began his work on decors in Europe’s finest theatres in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. He returned to Denmark to concentrate on working with paintings in 1900 but continued to travel throughout Europe. His works were primarily landscapes and he was best known for his bright forest scenes from the natural park “Dyrehaven” in Denmark. Asmussen also produced decorative wood- and linocuts. The submitted work “On the hands” was also a woodcut.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Art Competitions DEN Christian Asmussen
Painting, Open (Olympic) AC