Anders Zorn (1860-1920) is one of Sweden’s most accomplished and beloved artists. Born in humble circumstances in a small village of Mora, Dalarna, he quickly rose to become an international portrait painter of the highest order. Notable Europeans and Americans of the day, celebrities, kings, queens, as well as U.S. presidents were among his subjects.

His enduring popular acclaim, however, is based on his nude paintings, genre scenes, and pictures of water. Like many of the old masters, Zorn was a versatile artist: a painter in oils and watercolors and etcher, drawer, sculptor, and designer. Zorn was capable of everything and any technique. He depicted just what he saw and did so with apparent ease.

About Johan Cederlund

“Johan Cederlund holds a Ph.D. in art history from Lund University and was the curator of Uppsala University’s art collections 2000-06. Since 2006 he has served as director of The Zorn Museum in Mora. He is an Adjunct Professor at Uppsala University.

Cederlund has written various books about Swedish art and architecture, e.g. Classical Swedish Architecture and Interiors 1650-1840, (Norton, New York, 2007) and Zorn Masterpieces (Mora, 2010).”



Photo by the American-Scandinavian Foundation

WED – 2-26-2015 – 5:00 PM