Anders Zorn Biography
Anders Zorn was a one of Sweden’s foremost artists born on 18 February 1860 in Mora, Sweden as Anders Leonard Zorn. He gained international success as a painter, sculptor and etcher. He is best known for his depictions of nude bathers, country festivals, and portraits.
He is considered to be among the most talented painters of the late 19th century, his paintings were characterized by certain expressiveness that is hard to convey in words. Among his portrait subjects were King Oscar II of Sweden, and three American Presidents, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt. At the end of his life, he established the Swedish literary Bellman Prize in 1920.
Anders Zorn Wife
He was married to Emma Zorn whom he met in the early in 1881. Emma Zorn’s died in 1942
Anders Zorn Pris
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Anders Zorn Museum
The Zorn Collections, or Zornsamlingarna, is a Swedish state museum, located in Mora, dedicated to preserving the works by painter Anders Zorn. Anders Zorn was one of Sweden’s internationally best known artists. For more information click here.
Anders Zorn Film
A life of adultery and excess contrasts with professional accolades in this portrait of artist Anders Zorn.
Initial release: 19 August 1994 (Sweden)
Director: Gunnar Hellström
Production company: Kanal 1 Drama
Screenplay: Gunnar Hellström, Lasse Helgesson
Producers: Gunnar Hellström, Lars Säfström
Anders Zorn Watercolor
Zorn was remarkably gifted at an early age, excelling in watercolors before he turned his hands to oil painting. He was able to deftly reproduce in oil the lush and loosely stroked brushwork that eventually made his watercolors famous.
Anders Zorn Palette
Zorn palette is named after a Swedish artist Anders Leonard Zorn. He is best know for his portraits, domestic scenes and nudes in outdoor settings, he like John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla, are greatly admired by many realist artists today for his lively and skillful brushwork.
He is also known for using a palette limited to just four colors. Although there is some disagreement over the exact colors on his palette it is generally believed that Zorn reduced his palette to the rather earthy colors of Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium, Ivory Black plus White. Some lists add Vermillion, Viridian, and/or Cerulean Blue. Wherever the truth lies the palette is far more limited in color range than most artists use today.
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