Inger Hanmann was born in 1918 and grew up in a veterinarian’s home in
In her senior year Inger married a 12 year older lawyer and gave birth to her first child, Marianne, soon after. While spending the following years as a housewife and raising their daughter, Inger longed to once again pursue her interest in the arts. She started studying at Rostrup Bøyesens School of Art in 1946 where Inger met artist Poul Frederik Hanmann. A year later she left her husband and married Poul. They had a daughter, Charlotte, in 1950. Poul and Inger would share their atelier for the next 30 years being a constant inspiration to each other. While struggling to develop their artistic expression in the early years Poul and Inger would both teach in drawing at evening schools in
Inger’s breakthrough came when the director, Marius Schou, from C. Schous Fabrikker asked her to try using a artistic approach to the industrial enamel that was a main part of the company’s production. This led to a vast series of experimental work that gained much attention for their striking beauty, bright colors and large sizes. It was not long before renowned Danish silversmith Anton Michelsen hired Inger to apply her artistic experience with enamel to their silver works. Later she would also work for Georg Jensen.
Today Inger’s award wining work can also be found in several public institutions around
in what was to become a golden age of Danish jewelry.
Close-up showing the beautiful abstract shape being repeated continuesly.
very typical of Nanna Ditzel's preferable color scheme.