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Artwork by Anders Zorn

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About the Artist

(1887-1920) At the age of 15 Zorn entered the Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm. At the age of 20 in 1880, his watercolor titled In Mourning launched his career, as it was first included in a student exhibition and later was added to the National Museum's collection in Stockholm. Popular with members of Stockholm society, Zorn received many commissions to paint the portraits of adults and their children. Through such a commission he met his wife Emma Lamm, later Emma Zorn. After four years of study abroad, Zorn's skill increased, enabling his work to wear a bolder appearance. At the age of 29, Zorn was awarded the French Legion of Honor and was asked to paint his self portrait for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It is said that his portraits demonstrated his incisive ability to depict the individual character of Zorn's model. His work in etchings commenced in 1882, producing 289 altogether. Zorn admired and collected Rembrandt's etchings. These undoubtedly impacted Zorn's manner of working in this medium.