The Earth

The Earth

Anna Petrus-Lyttkens was a sculptor, a graphic artist, a dancer, and an craftsman. Anna Petrus-Lyttkens was born in Uppsala in 1886. She grew up in that university town. Her parents were Oskar Viktor Petersson, a professor of paediatrics, and Countess Maria Stackelberg. Anna Petrus-Lyttkens was financially independent due to her inheritance, enabling her to become… Continue reading The Earth

Swedish Modern

Swedish Arts and Crafts at the World Exhibition in New York 1939

Karin Ageman was a designer, craftswoman and advertising and book illustrator. She designed and made the layouts for the catalogue Swedish Arts and Crafts. Swedish Modern for the World Exhibition in New York in 1939. Karin Ageman was born Karin Charlotta Pettersson in 1899 in Stockholm. Her parents were Anders Gustaf Pettersson, a naval captain,… Continue reading Swedish Modern

The Last Ray of Sunshine

The Last Ray of Sunshine

Julia Beck was mainly a painter of French landscapes, but also painted portraits and became known as a talented calligrapher. Her plein air paintings were created outdoors in nature, unlike earlier landscape paintings, where initial sketches were later reworked in the studio. Julia Beck was born in Stockholm, where her father, Franz Beck, an immigrant from the… Continue reading The Last Ray of Sunshine

Sunday Evening in a Farmhouse in Dalecarlia

Sunday Evening in a Farmhouse in Dalecarlia

Amalia Lindegren was born an illegitimate child in May 1814. Her father was Benjamin Sandels, a mines councillor, and her mother was Anna Catharina Ekström, who later married and took the surname Lindgren. Amalia Lindegren’s own surname is seemingly a minor variation on her mother’s married name. Her mother died when Amalia Lindegren was just… Continue reading Sunday Evening in a Farmhouse in Dalecarlia