Anders Zorn (1860 - 1920)
February 18, 1860
August 22, 1920
Anders Zorn (February 18, 1860 – August 22, 1920) was a Swedish painter and printmaker in etching. He became an international success as one of the most acclaimed portrait painters of his era. He is famous for his paintings of the people of Dalarna, the part of Sweden where he was born. His fame abroad is founded mostly on his portraiture where he had the ability to capture the character and the personality of the depicted person. But also his graphic work, where he is among the most talented of all times, is well-known. In Sweden his nude studies are very famous, as are his genre pictures which mostly depict working people.
Anders Zorn was born in Mora, (Dalarna, Sweden) on February 18, 1860. He was the son of Grudd Anna Andersdotter and the German brewer Leonhard Zorn. They never get married and Anders Zorn never met his father who died in Helsinki in 1872.