BiographyAnders Zorn was born on February 18, 1860 in Mora,Dalarma, Sweden. Here he grew up a peasant boy living on the banks of Lake Siljan. Zorn showed a passion for art early on by carving wood figures and dying them with berry juices. When he turned fifteen, Zorn traveled to Stockholm where he was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts, originally studying sculpture, but soon learning his initial mark in watercolor, an uncommon media at the time. In 1881 he began to extensively travel to places such as Spain, London and also the United States, it was also this year that Zorn met his future wife Emma Zorn. He later married her in 1885. Although he enjoyed traveling, Zorn returned to Mora, Sweden, in 1896, where he continued to be a painter for the remainder of his life. Zorn is most well known for his portraits, nude figures, and depiction of water paintings. Zorn died in 1920 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Zorn had the opportunity to show his art at many venues, his first art show was a student exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, where he impressed viewers with the mourning emotion of a woman. He later showed his work globally one of these shows being the Chicago World's Fair, where Zorn gained many patrons. He was praised for his ability to show one's character through their portrait, and creating a convincing genre scene. Most of Zorn's works were genre scenes or portraits. Today much of his work is hung at the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
There is one work by Zorn in the Fine Arts Collection. Gulli II is one of Zorn's later portraits, depicting a woman in monotone brown pigments.
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Related artworkGulli II