Anders Zorn was a Swedish born artist who gained international attention as a painter and printmaker. Though Zorn was born in a small village, he studied in Stockholm at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. It was in Stockholm that he met his wife Emma, who came from a wealthier background. Zorn left the Academy in 1881 in search of outside influences. Over the course of his lifetime, Zorn lived in France, Spain, Algeria and Italy, among other locations.
1. Omnibus. 1892. Etching
2. Zorn and his Wife. 1890. Etching
Zorn was a talented portraitist who received commissions around Europe and the United States, including the King of Sweden and three U.S. presidents. As a printmaker, Zorn created a number of etchings. Like his paintings, his etchings are dynamic using a full range of tone, created through heavy line-work.
3. Self Portrait with Model. 1899. Etching
4. Cigarette Smoker. 1891. Etching
5. Prince Paul Trou. 1909. Etching
Zorn is one of Sweden’s most prominent printmakers of the Impressionist era, spanning form the late 19th century to the early 20th century. In Sweden there are four museums, the Zorn Collections, dedicated to the life and works of the artist. Outside of his native country, Zorn’s work is held by such prestigious collections as the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.