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Carl Larsson (Swedish, 1853-1919)

Larsson is one of the most famous Swedish artists and perhaps the most beloved people. He is known for his watercolor paintings of idyllic family life.
Carl Larsson was a painter and interior designer, representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors and frescoes.
He considered his finest work to be Midvinterblot (Midwinter Sacrifice), a large wall mural now displayed inside the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts.
Larsson was born in 'Gamla stan', the old town in Stockholm, in 1853. His parents were extremely poor and his childhood sad and miserable. However, at the age of thirteen his teacher at the school for poor children urged him to seek entry into the 'principskola' of the Stockholm Academy of Fine Arts where he also got accepted.

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Gustaf Theodor Wallen (1860-1948)

Gustaf Theodor Wallén was a Swedish painter, graphic artist, cartoonist and sculptor.
Wallén was born in Stockholm 14th December 1860.
Wallén studied at the Academy of Art under George von Rosen (1843-1923), a professor at the Academy from 1860-1908.
In 1887 Wallén won a travel award which enabled him to study in Paris at the Académie Colarossi and, under William Bouguereau🎨 at the Academie Julian.

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Carl Wilhelmson (Swedish, 1866-1928)

Carl Wilhelm Wilhelmson🎨 was born in the little fishing village of Fiskebäcksil on the west coast of Sweden.
He began working in a print works in Gothenburg as a lithography apprentice.
Wilhelmson trained first as a commercial lithographer in Göteborg.
In 1886 he enrolled as a student of decorative painting at Valand College of Art where his teacher was Carl Larsson🎨.

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Wilhelm von Gegerfelt (1844-1920) Skagen painter

Wilhelm von Gegerfelt, also Vilhelm von Gegerfelt was a Swedish painter.
Born in Gothenburg, Gegerfelt was the son the architect Victor von Gegerfelt (1817-1915).
From 1861-1863, he studied at the Royal Danish Academy, at the Royal Swedish Academy from 1864-1867, and thereafter in Düsseldorf until 1872.

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Anders Zorn (1860-1920) | Impressionist painter

Anders Zorn, in full Anders Leonard Zorn, Swedish painter and etcher, internationally famed as one of the best genre and portrait painters in Europe at the end of the 19th century.
Zorn studied at the Stockholm academy and then travelled extensively throughout Europe. After working in England, France, and the United States, he returned to Mora in 1896.

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Anders Zorn | Omnibus, 1892 | Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Anders Zorn | Omnibus (1891-1892) | Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (detail)

The electric evening light on the grand boulevards of Paris fascinated Anders Zorn (Swedish painter, 1860-1920)🎨.
With his virtuoso technique, he records here how it is reflected in the misted-up windows of an omnibus and falls on the faces and bodies of the passengers.
The main figure in the painting is the young woman with the square box. Behind her, a prostitute can be made out. Both represent the modern city, with its commercial attractions and dangers. | © Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

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Anders Zorn | Fish Market in Saint Ives, 1888

Anders Leonard Zorn (18 February 1860 - 22 August 1920) was one of Sweden's foremost artists. He obtained international success as a painter, sculptor and etcher.
Zorn was a prolific artist. He became an international success as one of the most acclaimed portrait painters of his era.

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Richard Bergh | Nordic Summer Evening, 1899-1900

A man and a woman gaze pensively at a quiet evening landscape. The glassy water of the bay reflects the soft twilight.
The light falls on the pair from the left.
The woman is wearing a long white dress, while the man, his arms crossed and resting a foot on the balustrade, is dressed in a dark suit. Quietly, the couple contemplate Nature.
The landscape reflects the calmness of their mood - or is there something more going on under the surface?
Is there not a sense of psychological or erotic tension between the two?
Between human civilization and Nature there is a boundary, here represented by the balustrade, with its human-like openings. The rowing boat in the centre of the image, moored to a jetty, may have a symbolic meaning. Perhaps it stands for the ties of marriage, for the juxtaposition of security and liberty, or a longing to escape culture for a while.