Palle Nielsen. “Nielsen, born in Denmark in 1920, is considered one of the masters of graphic arts of his era. He was educated as art designer in the School of Art and Design of Copenhagen and he worked as one until 1943. He was professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1967 to 1973. At the same time, he received a number of awards and honors, such as the lifelong grant of the Danish Arts Foundation.
The Danish artist was mostly inspired by classical architecture, especially of ancient Greece and Rome. Raised in the difficult years between the two World Wars, he kept deeply hidden his hate for and aversion to violence and injustice, which is evident in his work. It is often remarked that Nielsen executed his works in a way that interprets the Cold War atmosphere of the ’50s.”