Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus

Betzy Ählström was the first female Swedish glass artist. She created advanced Art Nouveau glassware. Betzy Ählström was born in 1857, the fifth child of Alexander Ählström and Hedda Sofia Kanström. She grew up on Enhult farm in Malexander. She took drawing and painting classes in Stockholm, Copenhagen and London and attended Lauritz Baltzer’s drawing… Continue reading Christmas cactus

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

The Annunciation

The Annunciation

Sigrid Blomberg was a significant sculptor, best known for her sacred art. Sigrid Blomberg grew up on her father’s farm in Skärshult, Småland along with five siblings. She was the daughter of Charlotte Lundqvist and the property owner Alfred Blomberg. Sigrid Blomberg spent her school years at the Nisbeth girls’ school in Kalmar. She began… Continue reading The Annunciation

Yvonne fille de Bretonne

Yvonne fille de Bretonne

Ruth Milles was a well-known artist of the early twentieth century, who was particularly known for her statuettes. Ruth Milles grew up on Örby farm in Uppland in a francophile environment. Her father, Emil Andersson, had served as a second lieutenant in the French campaigns in Tunisia and received the order of the Légion d’Honneur.… Continue reading Yvonne fille de Bretonne