Anna Ancher (August 18, 1859 - April 15, 1935), was the only one of the Skagen Painters that was actually born in Skagen, Denmark.
She studied drawing in Copenhagen, and in Paris at the atelier of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes along with Marie Triepcke, who would marry Peder Severin KrĂ¸yer, another Skagen painter. In 1880 she married fellow painter Michael Ancher.
Despite pressure from society that married women should devote themselves to household duties, she continued painting after marriage.
She painted mostly intimate scenes from the everyday life of women and children, and focused primarily on the light and colours of the paintings.
She was awarded the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat in 1924.