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CV-Biogaphy

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Birte Claire Højberg was born in 1942 in Grevinge, Odsherred. She grew up in close contact with the beautiful countryside and surrounded by her parents' big farm's rich wildlife. As a young girl with A-levels in modern languages, she decides - after completing the philosophy course at the University of Copenhagen in 1963 - to train as a medical secretary. As such, she worked in the department of surgery, the Deaconess, Frederiksberg 1962-1972. In the years 1972-76 Birte Claire worked with clay and stoneware.
She trained in 1976-78 as a Certified Chiropodist. She had her own clinic from 1978.

Birte Claire Højberg has, as part of her training, been to Iasos in Turkey in 1996, and seems to be inspired by this exotic part of the world: scene- and colorwise.
She is also influenced by Cezanne's color vision, in the sense that she is working with clean, bright colors, arranged in distinct brushstrokes next to each other. It is a case of naturalism, based on personal (and as experienced in dreams) visual impressions and experiences.

Education as an artist:

1995:              Painting course with the painters Per Engelmann and Benny Aage Moller.
1995-1997:      Course with Gerda Swane on Malergården in Odsherred.
1996:              Summer course at art school in Turkey with teacher Gerda Swane.
1997:              Additional theoretical courses at the People's University of Copenhagen.

Awards:

1997 + 2006:   Høje-Taastrup Municipality business award
2001:              Artist of the Year at the Danish Lawyers and Economists Association (Danish: DJØF)
2004:              Artist of the Year at the Copenhagen Mechanics Association Art club

Member of the artist associations:

1997:              From 1997 the International Council of Art and Culture.
                      The group dissolved in 2002
1998:              From 1998 Rørholmsgade artists
2001:              From 2001 FUGA. (FUGA was started in 1994)
2018               From 2018 Frederiksberg Kunstnerlaug. (was startet in 2013)

Included in publications:

2001:              Artguide Copenhagen
2002:              Danish Art Register
2006:              The Japanese art book:
                      "Art Collections Galerie des Arts Edition Japonaise"
                      "My Many Painter Encounters" (orig. title: "Mine Mange Malermøder") by Poul Christensen

Decorations:

1997 - 2002:    TDC (Tele Danica)
1998 -:            Moment A/S, Copenhagen and Aarhus

Special projects:

2001:               Hans Christian Andersen International Design, Copenhagen/Japan
2004:               Delivered to TV Denmark's program "Strandvej villa" in October/November
2005 + 2009:   Judge at Taastrup Culture Week
2007:               Decoration of Irma's art bags.