Michael Peter Ancher (June 9, 1849 - September 19, 1927), born on Bornholm, was a Danish painter. In 1874 he joined the growing society of artists in Skagen, the Skagen Painters, and in 1880 he married fellow painter and Skagen native Anna BrÃ¸ndum and settled permanently in the town.
Michael Ancher is famous for his paintings of the local fishermen. He got his artistic breakthrough in 1879 with the painting Vil han klare pynten (Will he round the point).
Michael and Anna Ancher's house (Anchers Hus) in Skagen has been converted to a museum and is open to the public for tours. Original furniture and paintings created by the Anchers and other Skagen artists are shown in the restored home and studio. Art exhibitions are arranged in Saxilds Gaard, another building on the property.