The art of loving

The art of loving

Harriet Löwenhjelm was an artist and a lyricist. She gained posthumous fame with a poem which was perceived to be modern, original and stylistically innovative. Harriet Löwenhjelm was born in 1887 in Helsingborg. Her father was Colonel Gustaf Adolf Löwenhjelm. However, it was her mother, Maggie Löwenhjelm, who was the dominant figure in the family.… Continue reading The art of loving

Old man with a beard

Old man with a beard

Adelaïde Leuhusen was a successful singer and singing instructor, an artist, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Adelaïde Leuhusen was born in Stockholm on 1 December 1828. She was the second daughter of Kristina Aurora Ingell and Johan David Valerius. The family already comprised her sister Bertha Valerius who was four… Continue reading Old man with a beard

The Danish artist Bertha Wegmann painting a portrait

The Danish artist Bertha Wegmann painting a portrait

Jeanna Bauck was primarily a landscape painter. Today she is best known for the series of innovative role portraits which she and the Danish artist Bertha Wegmann painted of each other in the 1880s. Jeanna Bauck was born in 1840. She was the daughter of Dorotea Hansson and Wilhelm Bauck. She grew up in a… Continue reading The Danish artist Bertha Wegmann painting a portrait

Landscape with Flower Meadow

Landscape with Flower Meadow

Anna Billing was an artist, active during the second half of the 1800s and the early 1900s. Anna Billing was born in 1849, the daughter of the landscape painter and painter to the royal court Lars Teodor Billing and his wife Elma Charlotta. Her mother was an opera singer at the Royal Theatre but was… Continue reading Landscape with Flower Meadow

Sleeping Child

Sleeping Child

Emma Löwstädt-Chadwick was one of several successful Swedish female artists who studied in Paris during the 1880s. She was a member of Opponentrörelsen (the opponent movement) and she was resident in Grez-sur-Loing. Her artwork was displayed annually at the great Paris Salons as well as in Sweden. Emma Hilma Amalia Löwstädt-Chadwick was born in Stockholm… Continue reading Sleeping Child

At a Jetty

At a Jetty

Ester Almqvist was one of the pioneers behind efforts to introduce modern art into Sweden. Ester Almqvist was born in Bromma near Stockholm. Her parents were teachers at a theology school run by Evangeliska Fosterlands-Stiftelsen (EFS). Her father, Knut Wilhelm Almqvist, was a priest and director of Johannelund school. He died when Ester Almqvist was… Continue reading At a Jetty

The Farm in the Shadow

The farm in the shadow

Agnes Wieslander was an artist who primarily painted landscapes and still lifes in oils. She was one of the founder members of Konstnärsgruppen (the artists’ group) 1913. Agnes Wieslander was born on 21 July 1873. She was the youngest child of district judge Svante Vitalis Wieslander and his wife Caroline. The older children were Iwar,… Continue reading The Farm in the Shadow

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