|Name Hans Scherfig|
|Movies Stolen Spring|
|Died January 28, 1979, Hillerod, Denmark|
Books Stolen Spring, Idealists, Den forsvundne fuldmaegtig
Children Peter Scherfig, Christine Scherfig, Martin Scherfig
Similar People Peter Schroder, Frits Helmuth, Jesper Langberg, Osvald Helmuth
Born April 08, 1905
Birth Place Østerbro, Sokkelund, København, Danmark (Denmark)
His most famous works of literature include Stolen Spring, Frydenholm, Idealists, and The Scorpion, the last of which was published in over 20 countries. He is also well known for his distinctive Naivist lithographs which depict jungle and savanna scenes that owe something to Henri Rousseau, and various drawings and paintings with satirical, political, and biblical subject matter.
Central to Scherfigs work was his lifelong political engagement. Already in his early years he became a dedicated communist and remained so until his death in 1979. He was also a long-standing member of the Communist Party of Denmark.
Because of this Scherfig was imprisoned by the Nazi German military occupation forces in Denmark during WWII. During the Cold War, Scherfig intensified his critical attitude against the United States.
Scherfig lies in an unmarked grave in Assistens Cemetery (Copenhagen). His grave can be identified by the stone sculpture of a turtle which lies beside it
Temauge om Hans Scherfig for indskolingen
Scherfig won a number of prizes within the field of Danish literature, including the following: