Famous and often imitated Danish sculptor from Funen (one of "Fynboerne"). Uses very often roundish and emotional characters who keeps a sharply defined focus within the sculpture's own framework. The motive is usually women - Eve-characters. His poor health and infertility caused him, probably, to also use babies and motherhood as a motif. He had a theory about his characters as a special spatial relieff.
Kai Nielsen's bronze sculpture on the square in Faaborg, Funen, Ymerbrønden (The Well Of Ymer) performed tells the creation story in Norse mythology about the original giant Ymer (Ymir), drinking milk from the cow Audhumblas's udder