Born into poverty in Stockholm, he worked as an assistant to Carl Larsson before training in Sweden and Paris. One of the fathers of Modernism.
More anglers caught with their rods and lines in paintings by Troyon, Corot, Hodler, Carl Larsson and a surprise catch from Tom Thomson.
Paintings from around Europe and North America showing Christmas trees, decorations, family feasts, and Christmas markets.
Increasingly popular during the 19th century, stories of people going from rags to riches have seldom appeared in paintings. Here are Cinderella and Robin Hood, and an explanation.
A selection of masterpieces which were rejected by the person(s) who commissioned them, or from major exhibitions. Illustrated contents with links.
Brought up in the grim slums of Stockholm Old Town, his paintings had brought hope to many families across Europe, but his last great academic painted was rejected for 80 years.
A new series in which painters pit their work against juries of Salons and exhibitions, who then reject paintings which history judges quite differently.
Paintings by David, Richard Dadd, Carl Larsson, Pierre Bonnard, and Jean Béraud exploring the roles of writing in the nineteenth century.
More women reading, from Dante’s beloved Beatrice to Charlotte Corday, who was psyching herself up with Plutarch’s Lives before murdering Marat in his bath.
Zorn’s finest art seen through his paintings of ordinary people, particularly those of his home town Mora in Sweden.