Henning Koppel vintage silver jewelry
Henning Koppel vintage silver jewelry (1945-1980)
Danish artist Henning Koppel (8 May 1918 – 27 June 1981) studied drawing and sculpture in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’s in 1936–37. After graduation he moved to France, where he studied in the Académie Ranson in Paris. Koppel began his silversmithing career in Sweden (at Svenskt Tenn), where he lived during the German occupation of Denmark.
However, his life-term collaboration was with Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, for whom he began making jewelry in 1945.
Noteworthy, in addition to jewelry, he designed porcelain (Bing & Grøndahl, hollowware, glass (Holmegaard), lamps (Louis Poulsen & Co), and even wall clocks.
Many-awarded artist, sculptor and jeweler Henning Koppel was a permanent participant of most prestigious art exhibitions, where he took gold medals and first prizes. Today, his artworks fetch high prices at art auctions.
A distinctive feature of his jewelry designs – abstract sculptural “splash” shapes in minimalism style. Also marine theme designs with fish and fishers, dolphins, amoeba and sea plants and creatures.