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Carl Wilhelmson | Genre painter


Carl Wilhelm Wilhelmson (186-1928) was a Swedish painter, graphic artist, amateur photographer and art teacher.
His father, Anders Wilhelmson, was a "Bästeman" (a type of Naval Master), who died in a shipwreck in 1875. His mother, Amalia, opened a small shop to support the family.
Some relatives were in the printing business so, in 1881, he was apprenticed to the lithographers Meyer and Köster in Gothenburg.
He also took evening classes at the School of Design and Crafts. He later became a full time student of Carl Larsson🎨 at the Valand Academy.

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Nick Alm, 1985 | Figurative painter


Swedish painter Nick Alm started out as an illustrator in 1999, but changed course when he discovered the joy of painting. In 2007 he got accepted to the Florence Academy of Art🎨 to study the figure from life in the classical manner. Here he also became a teaching assistant.
After graduation Nick received a scholarship to join The Hudson River Fellowship to paint landscapes. During the stay he also explored the great art museums in New York City. A big part of 2011 was spent together with Odd Nerdrum🎨 in Norway and France before moving back to Sweden.

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Carl Milles | The Hand of God, 1950


The Hand of God was one of Swedish sculptor🎨 Carl Milles' (1875-1955) last works before his death.
A small man is standing on a large hand.
He is looking upwards and his body is tense, with fingers splayed. The man is balancing on the index finger and thumb of the large hand, a feat that seems difficult enough in itself, but his exertion is of another nature.

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Wilhelm von Gegerfelt (1844-1920) Venedig


Swedish painter Wilhelm von Gegerfelt painted landscapes with motifs from Venice, Brittany, Swedish coastal landscapes and from Gotland in Sweden.
Gegerfelt studied at the Royal Danish Academy from 1861-1863, at the Royal Swedish Academy from 1864-1867, and thereafter in Düsseldorf until 1872.
He then went to Paris where he developed a new technique joining Alfred Wahlberg as one of the first Swedes to represent the Modern Breakthrough in Nordic art.

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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.


After working in England, France, and the United States, he returned to Mora in 1896.
Zorn painted Impressionist landscapes and portraits in both watercolour and oil; he is best known for the vigorous style of his paintings of peasant girls bathing.
He did his best work in etching, employing a technique of drawing parallel lines across the plate. He was also a sculptor. | © Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.














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Swedish Artists | Sitemap

Swedish art refers to the visual arts produced in Sweden or by Swedish artists.
Sweden has existed as country for over 1,000 years, and for times before this, as well as many subsequent periods, Swedish art is usually considered as part of the wider Nordic art of Scandinavia.
It has, especially since about 1100, been strongly influenced by wider trends in European art.
After World War II, the influence of the United States strengthened substantially. Due to generous art subsidies, contemporary Swedish art has a big production per capita.

Anders Zorn | Waking up, 1898 Watercolor on paper

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August Hagborg | Naturalist painter

Vilhelm Nikolaus August Hagborg (26 May 1852, Gothenburg - 30 April 1921, Paris) was a Swedish painter who spent most of his life in France.
His father was an Associate Professor. Against the wishes of his parents, he decided on a career in art and, from 1872-1874, he studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm with Vicente Palmaroli.
In 1875, he went to Paris to complete his training, but ended by spending most of his life there. Initially, he focused on genre scenes🎨 and imagined historical scenes from 18th century France. Some of them were sent home and one was purchased by King Oscar II.


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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.



Grez-sur-Loing was the home of En Plein Air painters and artists from around the world descended on this colony. The 1880’s saw the arrival in the colony of many Scandanavian artists.
It was whilst in France that Bergh was strongly influenced by the French En Plein Air method of painting and the French Symbolist movement.
Bergh became an established portrait painter but was equally praised for his landscape works. In the 1890′s he was in the forefront of Swedish Romanticism movement in art. He went on to set up an art academy and wrote many books on the subject of art. He became director of the National Museum of Art in Stockholm in 1915. Sven Richard Bergh died in 1919 aged 60.









Bergh, Sven Richard - Pittore svedese, nato il 28 dicembre 1858 a Stoccolma e morto nel 1919. Studiò all'accademia di Stoccolma, e più tardi a Parigi.
Fondatore degl'Indipendenti svedesi, si oppose all'Accademia; e tra il 1890-1900 tenne forse il primo posto fra i pittori della sua città.
L'inclinazione all'analisi riflessiva ed al romanticismo, conferì ai suoi quadri una profondità di significato che gli rese talvolta faticosa la creazione.
Nel 1915 divenne direttore del Museo nazionale di Stoccolma e ne elaborò un vasto piano di riordinamento. Opere sue sono esposte in quasi tutti i grandi musei scandinavi, ma soprattutto nella galleria Thiel di Stoccolma. Scrisse anche varî saggi critici raccolti in: Om konst och annat (Dell'arte e di altre cose), 2 voll., Stoccolma 1908-1921. | Julios Arvid © Treccani