The first Faroese bird-painter we know of is Didrik Sørensen, who lived from 1802 to 1865. This article deals with the only 4 pictures that remain from his hand. In 1828 he made a journey to Copenhagen, but besides he spent his life as a farm-hand at the small village of Skarvanes on Sandoy, however, almost exclusively engaged in hunting, trout fishing and painting. His possible qualifications and influences are discussed, the result being that he is likely to have been a self-taught man, and in
addition a solitary soul. He is the only Faroese representative from the rich epoch of bird-painting that flourished in Europe and America in the 18th century and the former half of the 19th century.
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