13 Facts About Anders Zorn


Anders Zorn attained international success as a painter, sculptor, and etching artist.


Anders Zorn studied until the age of twelve in the school at Mora Strand before progressing in the autumn of 1872 to a secondary grammar school in Enkoping.


From 1875 to 1880, Anders Zorn studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm, where he amazed his teachers with his talent.


In early 1881, Anders Zorn met Emma Lamm, whose background was quite different from his.


Anders Zorn was interested in art and culture and, after a long engagement, they were married in a civil ceremony in October 1885.


Anders Zorn traveled extensively, to London, Paris, the Balkans, Spain, Italy and the United States; he became an international success and one of the most highly regarded painters of his era.


Anders Zorn's subjects included three American Presidents: Grover Cleveland, William H Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.


Anders Zorn's art made him wealthy and he was thus able to build up a considerable collection of art.


Gammelgarden is in the southern part of Mora and consists of some 40 timber houses that Anders Zorn bought to make sure that the old art of building such houses would not be forgotten.


Anders Zorn became an international success as one of the most acclaimed portrait painters of his era.


Anders Zorn's sitters included three American Presidents, nobility, the Swedish king and queen and numerous members of high society.


Anders Zorn's accomplished use of the brush allows the forms and the texture of the painted subject to reflect and transmit light.


Anders Zorn was known to use a basic color palette consisting of Lead White, Yellow Ochre, Vermilion and Ivory Black.