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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.


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Richard Bergh (Swedish painter, 1858-1919)

Sven Richard Bergh was born in Stockholm at the end of 1858. He was the son of the Johan Edvard Bergh, who formerly spent time as a lawyer before devoting his life to his landscape painting and becoming an art teacher. His mother was also an artist and so their son was introduced to art at a very early age.
The family were wealthy and mixed with the cultural elite of Stockholm. Bergh studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm.
He travelled on many occasions to France, often to escape the exacting academicism of that art establishment, where he visited the artist’s colony at Grez-sur-Loing just south of Fontainebleau. The colony was modelled on another famous Parisian artist colony at Barbizon, which was set up some thirty years earlier.


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Carl Larsson | Arts and Crafts movemen

Carl Larsson (1853-1919) was a Swedish painter representative of the Arts and Crafts movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes.
He is principally known for his watercolors of idyllic family life.

Larsson was born in Gamla stan, the old quarter of Stockholm, on 28 May 1853. His family was poor and Carl grew up in dismal circumstances.
The only glimmer of hope was his strong artistic talent, which emerged early on in his life. When he was thirteen years old his teacher at the school for the poor persuaded him to apply for a place at Principskolan, the preparatory department of the Art Academy.


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Hjalmar Munsterhjelm (1840-1905)


Magnus Hjalmar Munsterhjelm (19 October 1840, Tuulos - 2 April 1905, Helsinki) was a Swedish-Finnish landscape painter.
He studied in Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe under Hans Gude in the early 1860s.
He painted landscapes "influenced by the romantic notions of the Düsseldorf school, while also evincing new, more realistic impulses".
His landscape "October Evening in the Archipelago after First Snow, 1883" was purchased by Alexander III in 1885; the painting is now in the Ateneum Art Museum.

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Egron Lundgren (1815-1875)


Egron Sellif Lundgren (18 December 1815, Stockholm - 16 December 1875 Stockholm) was a Swedish watercolor painter.
He studied at the Academy of Stockholm, and afterwards in Paris under Cogniet.
He sojourned in Italy, 1841-49, devoting himself to watercolors.
From there he went to Spain and then to England, where he was commissioned by Queen Victoria to paint ceremonial pictures.