The bread baking

The bread baking

Charlotte Mannheimer was an artist who was also a patron of the arts. Her role as patron had a major influence on the artistic life of Gothenburg during the 1910s and 1920s. Charlotte Mannheimer’s parents were the Danish wholesaler Arnold Abrahamson and his Dutch wife Flora de Jongh, who were both of Jewish heritage. Charlotte… Continue reading The bread baking

The bird’s nest

The bird's nest

Carolina Benedicks-Bruce was one of our earliest female sculptors. Carolina Benedicks-Bruce was born into a wealthy Jewish foundry-owning family. Her paternal grandfather Edvard Otto Benedicks, who had emigrated from Saxony, ran Gysinge works in the 1820s and subsequently became one of the wealthiest men in Sweden and enjoyed royal favour. He helped to establish the… Continue reading The bird’s nest

August Strindberg

August Strindberg

Agnes de Frumerie was mainly active in Paris, where her Art Nouveau sculptures and artwork garnered great attention. She was the only woman to experiment with the creation of a new type of glassware called pâte de verre. Agnes de Frumerie spent her early years with her maternal grandparents in Vänersborg after the divorce of her… Continue reading August Strindberg

Varberg harbour

Varberg harbour

Mathilda Ranch was a successful photographer with an atelier in Varberg in 1881—1922. She was an important “education centre” for young women from different parts of the country who wanted to learn the photography profession. Mathilda Caroline Ranch was born in 1860 in Copenhagen. Her parents were Theresia Walter and Wilhelm Ranch. Her mother came… Continue reading Varberg harbour

Sunshine

Sunshine

Fanny Brate was a genre painter who depicted Swedish nature, folklore, and home interiors. She also painted portraits. Fanny Brate was born in Stockholm in 1861. Her father was Johan Frans Gustaf Oscar Ekbom, who served as a royal factor for King Oscar II. Her mother was Henriette Alexandrine Dahlgren. Fanny Brate trained as an… Continue reading Sunshine