Poul Gernes (1925–1996) was a Danish painter, designer, and sculptor. He lived in Munka-Ljungby in Skåne for 30 years. Gernes enjoyed an early breakthrough in 1949 when he participated in fall exhibition of Den Frie Exhibition artists’ association, which presents a yearly, juried exhibition to which artists send in anonymous entries. Poul Gernes’ artworks are characterized by geometric forms and strong colours. In spite of never receiving any formal art training, he taught himself and established the experimental Eksperimenterende Kunstskole in Copenhagen, which came to be called Eks-skolen. Several of his public decorations can be seen in Copenhagen, for example at Herlev Hospital (1968–1975) and on the façade of the Palads cinema (1989). He represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale in 1988. In 2007, some of his works were reproduced for documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany, and his art has been shown in retrospective exhibitions at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg (2010), Malmö Konsthall, and Lunds konsthall (2011). In 2013, his art was exhibited along with that Cosima von Bonin at Artipelag Konsthall in Stockholm, and a comprehensive retrospective was presented at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, in 2016.