Artwork by Helge Ernst, Denmark 1959. Helge Ernst (1916 – 1990) was a Danish painter, printmaker, designer and filmmaker. His early works are heavily influenced by the works of the landscape and figurative Danish painters. By the early 1950s his works were becoming increasingly non-figurative and abstract. Helge Ernst has participated in numerous art exhibitions throughout Europe. This abstract painting is signed and dated: HE, 1959.