New Icon School of Denmark

In 1984 the Danish artist Mogens Leander invented the term ‘The New Icon-School of Denmark’ to describe and make sense of a direction in art, that he could not readily find an existing name for.

The intention was not an art school with a taught programme, but rather a name for his art as an art movement or art direction. The New icon School of Denmark simply follows the naming convention of other movements such as School of Paris, Neue Leipziger Schule, Barbizon School, Hudson River School, Danube School or School of Cologne.