Harald Christian Nielsen (20 July 1892 – 22 December 1977) was a Danish designer of silver for Georg Jensen. The younger brother of Georg Jensen's third wife, he joined the company at 17 as a chaser's apprentice but later became one of the company's leading designers in the 1920s and 1930s and Jensen's closest colleague.
Nielsen's father died when he was one year old and his mother then moved the family to Copenhagen. His eldest sister, Johanne, married Georg Jensen in 1907. In 1909, Nielsen began an apprenticeship as a chaser in his brother-in-law's silver workshop. The company paid for his drawing lessons with Carl V. Meyer.
Nielsen quickly rose through the ranks at Georg Jensen, becoming a designer in 1918. His early designs were influenced by the Art Nouveau movement, but he soon developed his own distinctive style, which was characterized by more...
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