Heinrich Petersen-Flensburg counts among the most important representatives of Northern German landscape painting. Born under the name Heinrich Petersen in 1861, Heinrich Petersen-Flensburg, who chose the name affix to avoid being mistaken with another artist of the same name, studied painting in Weimar and Düsseldorf, where he put a focus on landscape painting. Just like his namesake, who now called himself Heinrich Petersen-Angeln, Heinrich Petersen-Flensburg was also active in the fruitful circle of the Ekensund artist colony, which created plein-air paintings in the rough landscape of the Flensburg Firth. In charming landscape paintings Heinrich Petersen-Flensburg captured the place's unusual light atmosphere. His oeuvre also comprises impressions from the islands Sylt, Wangerooge or Rügen. The lyrical works by Heinrich Petersen-Flensburg are sought-after collector's items nowadays.