Isaac Grünewald

Karl Johans Torg

Isaac Grünewald met his future wife Sigrid Hjertén in 1909 and encouraged her to study painting with him in Paris. Having married in 1911, Grünewald and Hjertén from 1912 on regularly exhibited together at home and abroad. Art historians nowadays often cite them as being responsible for introducing modernism to Sweden … read more about… Continue reading Isaac Grünewald

Hilma af Klint

The Swan No 10

Hilma af Klint belonged to a group called “The Five”, comprising a circle of women inspired by Theosophy, who shared a belief in the importance of trying to contact the so-called “High Masters”—often by way of séances. Her paintings, which sometimes resemble diagrams, were a visual representation of complex spiritual ideas … read more on… Continue reading Hilma af Klint

Karl XII

Karl XII

Anna Maria Ehrenstrahl was an artist who was active in Stockholm during the late 1600s and early 1700s. Anna Maria Ehrenstrahl was born in Stockholm in 1666. She was the daughter of court painter David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl (known as the father of Swedish painting) and Maria Momma, who was the daughter of ironworks owner Willem… Continue reading Karl XII

Allegory with self-portrait

Allegory with self-portrait and profile portrait

Amalia von Königsmarck was an artist and a poet. Amalia (Emilie) Wilhelmina von Königsmarck was born in 1663. She grew up in Stade, Germany. Her mother Maria Christina Wrangel ensured that she and her sister Aurora von Königsmarck were schooled in dance, music and singing, and that they also learned French, Italian, Spanish, German and… Continue reading Allegory with self-portrait

Mark the Evangelist

Mark the Evangelist

Ulrika Eleonora the younger was a reigning queen of Sweden from 1718–1720. The Crown then transferred to her consort King Fredrik I. Her period of reign marked the beginning of what has come to be known as ‘frihetstiden’ (the Age of Liberty) within Swedish historiography. Ulrika Eleonora the younger was the youngest child of King… Continue reading Mark the Evangelist