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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




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Frans Wilhelm Odelmark | Genre / Orientalist painter

Frans Wilhelm Odelmark (Västervik, province of Kalmar, Sweden, 1849 - Stockholm, 1937) was a Swedish realist painter.
He studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. Traveled to Andalusia (Spain) reflected on the canvas where representations of the Alhambra in Granada, and he traveled to Egypt where he painted several great works in which he knew very colorful represent the atmosphere of the city of Cairo and Italia, Frans died in Stockholm on 1937.

Frans Wilhelm Odelmark 1849-1937 | Swedish painter | Venedig

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Anders Zorn | Realist painter


One of the most famous living artists at the turn of the 20th century, Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings.
His early travels took him to Spain and Algeria where the intense color and light inspired the virtuoso watercolorist to perfect his craft.
In Paris he emulated the Impressionists as a chronicler of modern life, while in America he rivaled John Singer Sargent as the most sought-after portraitist of glittering high society. Back at home Zorn captured his native folk culture and the serenity of the Nordic landscape.
Featuring 100 rarely seen works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective promises to be a revelation for those yet to discover the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden’s master painter.

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Maya Angelou / Nick Alm | Still I rise / Ancora io mi sollevo!

Nick-Alm-Swedish-painter

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Maya-Angelou-1928-2014

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Emma Ekwall (1838-1925) | Genre / Portrait painter


Emma Amalia Ekwall was an Swedish painter;
Birthdate: 18 Gennaio 1838;
Birthplace: Säby församling (F-län), Jönköpings län (på Gransbo);
Death: Died 1 Febbraio 1925 in Gustav Vasa församling, Stockholms län;
Parenti stretti: Daughter of Nils Fredrik Ekwall e Emilia Bernardina Carolina Carolina Ekwall;
Sister of painter Knut Alfred Ekwall.

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Carl Larsson (1853-1919)

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

- One of Sweden’s most well loved artists through the ages
Carl 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.

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

During the first years at Principskolan Carl found it difficult to settle in. His sense of social inferiority made him feel like an outsider. But that changed when, at the age of sixteen, he was moved up to the lowest department of the Art Academy. He began to feel more confident and it was not long before he became one of the central figures in student circles.

Turning point in Grez-zur-Loing
After the Art Academy Carl worked at illustrating books, magazines and daily newspapers. He also spent several years in Paris where he tried to establish himself as an artist, but in spite of all his hard work he never achieved any success.
The turning point came in 1882 when he moved to the Scandinavian artists’ colony in Grez-zur-Loing outside Paris. It was there he met his future wife Karin Bergöö and underwent an artistic transformation after abandoning his pretentious oil painting in favour of watercolours - a lucky move that would mean a lot for his artistic development. It was in Grez-zur-Loing that he painted some of his most significant pictures.

Family life as a motif and source of inspiration
Carl and Karin were married in 1883 and had eight children. Karin and the children quickly became Carl’s favourite models.
In 1888 Karin’s father, Adolf Bergöö, gave them Lilla Hyttnäs, a small house in Sundborn. Lilla Hyttnäs became Carl och Karin’s mutual art project in which their artistic talents found expression in a very modern and personal architecture, colour scheme and interior design.
Carl’s paintings and books have made Lilla Hyttnäs one of the world’s most familiar homes. But not only that. The quality of the light, Karin’s liberated gift for interior design and the lively family life as it is depicted in Carl’s beloved watercolours, has become almost synonymous with our picture of Sweden.

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

The house still looks the same as it did when Carl and Karin lived there and today’s visitor to Lilla Hyttnäs can almost hear the animated laughter of the children and catch the scent of the artist’s oil paints.
  • View of his own artistic calling
It does not always happen that the view of the artist and the view of his public agree. In spite of the huge popular success he achieved with his watercolours Carl nevertheless felt that his monumental work - the frescoes in schools, museums and other public buildings, etc. - was more significant.
He was bitterly disappointed when his last monumental work, "Midvinterblot", which was to have adorned the east wall of the upper stairway in the National Museum i Stockholm, was refused by the committee.
In his memoirs, "Jag" (published posthumously), he expressed his bitterness and disappointment over the opposition to the painting that he himself considered to be the pinnacle of his artistic achievement.
He writes:
"The fate of Midvinterblot broke me! This I admit with subdued rage. Yet it was for the best - once again my intuition tells me that now - for this painting, with all its weaknesses, will be honoured with a far better place some day after I am gone".
And we can only conclude that history proved him right in the end. Following its sale to a Japanese buyer, Midvinterblot was returned to the National Museum for the Carl Larsson-exhibition in 1992. With help from generous private donors the National Museum repurchased the work from its Japanese owner in 1997. Now, at last, it hangs where it was intended to be and Carl can rest easy in the knowledge that Midvinterblot has finally found its way home.

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement

Carl Larsson 1853-1919 | Swedish Realist painter | The Arts and Crafts Movement