Bertha Wegmann (16 December 1846, Soglio, Switzerland – 22 February 1926, Copenhagen) was a Danish portrait painter of German ancestry. She showed an interest in drawing at an early age, but received no formal education until she was nineteen, when she began taking lessons from Frederik Ferdinand Helsted, Heinrich Buntzen and Frederik Christian Lund. Bertha Wegmann Gallery
She became the first woman to hold a chair at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. From that year through 1907, she was a member of the board for the “Tegne- og Kunstindustriskolen for Kvinder” (Drawing and Art Industrial School for Women). In 1892, she became one of the first women to receive the royal Ingenio et Arti medal. Wegmann died suddenly while at work in her studio.
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