Axel Aabrink was a Danish painter. Parents were Jens Christian Aabrink and Anna Jensen.

Aabrink was educated at technical school and at the school of Kristian Zahrtmann. He was a private pupil of H. Gronvold. Aabrink was a close friend of artist Olaf Rude and was influenced by the works of Albert Gottschalk throughout his career.